Friday, March 6, 2009

Walking on El Centro...

On this stroll toward the Arroyo, you'll see a lot of familiar things: a couple of Craftsman bungalows sandwiched between two Victorian era American Foursquares, uneven sidewalks next to heritage trees, white picket fences, a smattering of river rock, citrus growing in a yard, and -- of course -- a palm tree. (The only thing missing is a vintage car...)

13 comments:

Sally said...

Looks like a film set, or maybe the Cleaver family, Lumpy and Eddie will hove into view any moment!

Yakpate said...

What time of day was this shot taken? It has a lovely lavender-rose cast, as if the time is just after dawn or just before twilight.

So many of your photos have subtle color tints like this... very evocative!

Cafe Pasadena said...

LA, I was Walking on Vermont... in the Los Feliz Village in LA last nite. Which reminded me about our pics: R U ever gonna use them or is it up 2 me? I'd much rather you put them up.

dbdubya said...

I can see the American Foursquare house with the red bench next door that you posted 2-3 weeks ago in the background. This neighborhood must be a paradise for Laurie and Cafe Observer. For Laurie, it's all the great architecture, old cars, and interesting flora. For Cafe Observer, it would be the picket fence on top of the short wall, many tree trunks and car tires. The only thing missing in this photo is a fire hydrant. Great walking neighborhood for the Observer.

altadenahiker said...

I'm happy to say South Pas doesn't cut down its old trees. (Nor does altadena.)

Judy Williams said...

To me, this speaks of small town USA. The picket fence, the varying architectural styles. The palm tree definitely speaks of California. Now where in the hell is the vintage Dodge Dart or Ford Fairlane?

Still working on affordable airfare to visit. I can go to JFK or Boston for 200.00 HAHA

LSaeta said...

Great photo ... and I love the pink/purple hue! Makes me want to get outside and walk around our wonderful town. You certainly have an amazing eye!

Skrip said...

This looks just like the old side of Pomona near downtown. I think I'll need to head over there someday and takes some snapshots.

Virginia said...

Where the heck is Opie? Oh I see Andy and Opie on the sidewalk now! WHooohoooo!
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Mister Earl said...

Virginia - Have you been to Mt. Airy, North Carolina? The actual boyhood home of Andy Griffith? Now that's really small town America.

Ken Mac said...

what a beauty hood!

Mister Earl said...

The green Model A does live in that house with the picket fence!

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone, for taking a stroll with me today.

Yak, this was close to sunset on an overcast late afternoon. I love the way lavender really comes out in pictures on overcast days.

Cafe, post them! Everyone should see your beautiful shots, but they don't fit here in a blog dedicated to South Pas.

Altadenahiker, I'm still shocked about Pasadena cutting down old growth trees. I'm surprised there isn't rioting in the streets! Then again, I think I might be part Druid. I just love trees.

Judy, if you go to JFK then you can visit Ken Mac! :-)

Thanks, Leslie!

ANd thanks, everyone, for being here. Until tomorrow!