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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Fish Building

This is one of those photos I took ages ago, then lost, then found. Then I didn't post it because I didn't have a picture of the building, then I didn't get to Old Town Pasadena to take a picture, then I did get to Old Town but forgot to take a picture. Then I came across this post about the building, and decided that I. MUST. GET. INSIDE.

Just read the first three paragraphs. Doesn't it sound marvelous? Pasadena is packed with these treasures, many of which are not available to just wander around in. Mmm. Secrets. History. Seamed nylon stockings and fedoras.

26 East Colorado Blvd. is east of Fair Oaks, on the south side of the street. Lots of lovely architecture around there. It makes you wonder what's inside all those buildings, upstairs, in the back rooms?

13 comments:

dive said...

A hidden gem. You have GOT to blag your way in there with your camera, Petrea.

Shell Sherree said...

Your photo is the catch of the day, Petrea. Thanks for the link, too ~ sounds like a very lovely place, indeed!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I definitely agree w/you! I bet one could spend hours there!

Adele said...

I always want to know what's inside, upstairs, in the back rooms! Thanks for finding out! I wonder who Fish was?

Petrea Burchard said...

You're right, it's now my mission. If not this one, there are many. Much of Old Town Pasadena ("Old Pasadena") is early 20th century Deco and Nouveau architecture--the Fish Building is actually a late addition. It's a shopping district, and as shopping has not been my focus this year, I haven't spent a lot of time there lately!

And who was Fish? Good question!

Petrea Burchard said...

Oh and Dive, what is "blag"? Though I can guess a bit from context.

LONDONLULU said...

Oh, if those walls could talk! The stories they'd tell...Love the description of the art deco from the link.

hamilton said...

What a beautiful looking building. Imagine being able to live there and see it all the time!
Here we have an annual Doors Open Weekend where many buildings not generally open to the public will open their doors and let you wander and in and gasp at their beauty.

Petrea Burchard said...

Yes, Lulu, I wonder about the tales from over the years.

Hamilton, that Doors Open Weekend is a great idea. I'd love to see something like that in Pasadena.

Ms M said...

Looks like a charming and fascinating building! Dive's right: you need to blag your way in with camera in hand.

Petrea Burchard said...

Here's blag:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/blag

Margaret said...

Nice, but I was really wanting, well,fish.

Petrea Burchard said...

Sorry, Margaret. We had chicken pie.