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.