Friday, July 3, 2009

Purple Mountain Majesties...

The view from just below the water tower in Monterey Hills is pretty spectacular. In fact, I'm surprised it's not crowded with skygazers at every sunset. (Then again, I suppose those No Trespassing signs do tend to discourage most people...)

20 comments:

Judy Williams said...

I love the intersection of the horizon and the flagpole. What a lovely view. WOW

Tanya said...

Spectacular and perfect for the 4th of July weekend! Have a good one!

Dixie Jane said...

I dearly love that photo and so appropriate for July 4th. Happy Birthday, America. Bless us one and all.

Jean Spitzer said...

Terrific 4th image. Have a safe and happy one.

altadenahiker said...

Butyou are not so easily discouraged. This is lovely.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Red, white, blue, and purple go great 2gether. Great coloring, shuttermom!

Trish said...

at first I assumed you were facing north and wondered if things had changed a bit since the last time I was near there...then I realized you're facing east---Holy Family, the high school, St James.

thanks for a great pic of the town I grew up in!

dbdubya said...

So if there's a sign that says "No Trespassing," how did you get the photo? Don't tell me Laurie is a photo scofflaw!

Have you discovered South Pasadena's sister water tower? It's not as photogenic, but nearly identical to the one everyone knows.

This is a great post for the day before the Fourth. Make sure you go to the parade tomorrow. It starts at 11. There's a pancake breakfast beforehand at the Firehouse. A picnic in Garfield Park after the parade and a fireworks show at the High School at night. No one celebrates the Fourth of July better than South Pasadena.

Shanna said...

Great VIEW !

And very appropriate. Happy 4th!

Double "D" said...

Independence is a wonderful thing.
Beautiful Laurie, enjoy the day.

Margaret said...

You're making me feel very patriotic.

lifeinoleg said...

Trespassing for us? :O)

Thanks, Laurie.

The photo is great.

TheChieftess said...

What's a little trespassing for a great photo??? Great shot Laurie...perfect for the 4th!

Tash said...

Wow! what a view. Lovely lead in to the 4th. Enjoy the holiday.

Laurie said...

Hi everyone,

Would you believe I didn't see the No Trespassing signs until after I'd climbed over the wall? These new contact lenses, I'm telling you...

Okay, so I snuck over for a quick shot. But isn't it pretty?

Thanks for all of the lovely comments. Hope everyone is enjoying the fourth of July weekend. Til tomorrow...

Laurie said...

Oh, and DB, is the other water tower the one on Raymond Hill? I couldn't tell if that one belonged to Pasadena.

dbdubya said...

That't the one, Laurie. Columbia is the northern border of South Pasadena west of Fair Oaks. But there's an arrowhead shsped area on Raymond Hill that goes farther north. In fact, the boundary goes right through the middle of The Raymond restaurant. The water tower is in South Pasadena right about the tip of the point. It's accessible from one of the streets on top of the hill and from the base there's a good view of Pasadena. But, it's nowhere near as good as the view from the Billicke Tower where you took the great photo posted today.

Laurie said...

Thanks, DB. The light has been all wrong every time I've been up on Raymond Hill. I've been meaning to set aside an afternoon to shoot pictures all over that area. There are some really cute apartments up there.

Virginia said...

LA,
WOW, purple mountains majesty is right. Gorgeous and hey, rules are meant to be broken right??? HA
V

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