Thursday, February 1, 2024


by Laurie Allee

Thanks for stopping by my virtual South Pasadena front porch! In 2018  Glimpses of South Pasadena turned 10 years old, which was just the right time to take a break.*

Find out more about the history of Glimpses here.  Feel free to browse the tabs above and the many (too many) links on the bottom right for thousands of views of my favorite little town in the big city.  (All the video and slideshows can be found in the Video tab.)  I'm proud to have left a decade-long time capsule of my beautiful city.

For more archived photographs in and around greater Los Angeles, check out my blog Glancing About.

I'd also love it if you checked out my two other blogs:

Life Analog
A Simple Blog for Living IRL
Log off.  Tune in.  Opt out.


Books With Laurie
An Old-School Blog for Book Lovers
Scroll less.  Read more books.

If you'd like to leave a comment, go here.  For inquiries about licensing my work (or just to say hello!) feel free to email me.  For prints and other photo goodies you can hang on your walls, hold in your hands and even wear check out my store.  And to get a better idea of who I am, look here and here.

I always have new projects coming online.  You can see what I'm up to here.

If you just found me and want to remember where I am, it's  Old friends can still come here via 

*I'll occasional pop in with a post or a photo if something really important is happening in South Pas!  

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Get Ready for the Fourth of July, South Pas Style!

Buckle up, vintage car afficionados, and take a sweet ride in the South Pas 4th of July Parade

Popping back in with info on one of my favorite South Pasadena traditions!

From the 7:00AM Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast to the 9:00PM South Pasadena High School Fireworks Show, July 4th in South Pasadena is jam-packed with all-American, small town goodness. There are many great things about the day's events, but I'm partial to the parade.  (It starts at 11:00AM downtown on Mission Street.)  Take a look at my video above for a vintage car lover's dream array of sweet rides, all gussied-up-for-the-4th.

Click here for a complete schedule of all the activities.

The only thing better than watching the parade is marching in it!

Want to leave a comment?  (I know you do.  I see you lurking.)  Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum and start a conversation!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

South Pasadena Can Afford $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

By Laurie Allee

I'm stepping back onto my South Pas virtual front porch to talk about something that is important to me: raising the minimum wage in South Pasadena to $15 per hour.

Monday, February 5, 2018


Thanks for stopping by my virtual South Pasadena front porch!  Glimpses of South Pasadena is now 10 years old, which is just the right time to take a break.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Make a Wish

by Laurie Allee

I didn't notice the shooting star when I took this long-exposure shot on St. Albans Drive (aka: Christmas Tree Lane!) in neighboring San Marino a few years ago. I guess it's just another Christmas miracle...

Want to leave a holiday greeting?  How about just saying hi?  Click the Community tab at the top of the blog to start a conversation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sunset from Monterey Hills...

by Laurie Allee

...up by the water tower.

Want to leave a message?  Click the Community tab at the top of the blog anytime to say hi or start a conversation!

Monday, December 11, 2017


I've always loved the way the Eddie Park house looks at night in black and white...

Want to leave a comment?  Click the Community tab at the top of the blog.  

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hello Neighbor!

by Laurie Allee

Just hanging out in Monterey Hills...

Want to leave a comment?  You can click on the Community tab at the top of the blog to say hi or start a conversation.  

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Throwback to a Rainy Day

by Laurie Allee

Consider this my way of sending out good vibes for nature to help put out all the LA fires.  (The one in El Sereno today was awfully close.)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

People Watching in South Pasadena

by Laurie Allee

There are a lot of friendly faces in South Pasadena.  Here are a few of my favorite ones...

Join me this week as I continue to highlight favorite images from Glimpses of South Pasadena's (first) 10 years!

Want to leave a comment?  Click on the Community tab at the top of the blog.