Saturday, July 19, 2008

Is that Buddy Holly playing on the radio?

Film students shot scenes in our neighborhood last week. Their piece was set in the mid 1950s. It was fun to see the cast members milling about on the sidewalk in white bobby socks and swirly poplin skirts. Of all the vintage cars they used, this one was my favorite.

Coming to South Pasadena --and many other areas of the San Gabriel Valley -- feels a little like time travel to those of us who grew up in cities that boomed in the 60s and 70s. I don't think I'll ever stop noticing the gorgeous turn-of-the-century houses here. Craftsman, Victorian, Transitional, Tudor, Spanish -- all nestled among hundred year old trees. When you add a couple of old cars, it really feels like you've stumbled into another era.

4 comments:

Petrea said...

Welcome to the Blog Family, the City Daily Photo Blog Family, the San Gabriel Valley Blog Family, etc! Glimpses of South Pasadena is a beautiful addition. Also, welcome to the area.

Warning: all of the above are addictive.

Thanks for linking to my blog. I've just added you to my blogroll as well.

Laurie said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and warm welcome! I'm a huge fan of your blog so I consider it very lucky that you left my first comment.

I'm looking forward to getting to know all the San Gabriel Valley bloggers.

Oh, and thanks for the blogroll add!

Petrea said...

You're welcome. I think you'll find it's a friendly (and varied) bunch.

Mister Earl said...

Hey, welcome to the blogosphere. I predict you you take another photo of this car for March 3, 2009.