Monday, April 13, 2009

Toontown

A yellow house? Sure. Right next to a pistachio-green one? Okay, maybe. Up against an asymmetrical red wall surrounded by pink flowers? Add a couple of girls on pastel bikes with purple helmets and it's a scene worthy of ... well, of this!

Color is wonderful.

21 comments:

Jilly said...

I love the mix of colour. In slightly softer tones, we see the same in Menton but I remember when I lived in Cairns, the houses were like that - just happy and joyful I felt. Love the link!

Sharon said...

What fantastic color!

Dixie Jane said...
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Dixie Jane said...

Pastel bikes, purple helmets, pink flowers, palm trees amidst colorful houses surrounded by a red wall that matches the tile roof with an an antenna. What a lovely place to live, South Pasadena. We can all go there vicariously, thanks to you, Laurie.

Judy Williams said...

Yeah, you aced the Fantasia reference with that one. The colors are spectacular and the little girls with their bikes truly are the piece de resistance!!! Thanks for putting a smile on my face so early in the morning.

altadenahiker said...

Yeah! Whoa, that is one magenta fence. Those folks have guts.

Yakpate said...

When I lived in the Canary Islands, every small, adobe-style house was painted a different color... and all day long, you could hear the women sing as they worked. I think there must be a connection between color and joie de vivre.

Fintippivot said...

Oh yes! I agree with Yakpate! Definitely a connection! Laurie, thanks once again for bring such color into our lives~~~!!!!!!!!!!

ben wideman said...

I agree with everyone else. Fantastic representation of some of SoCal's vibrant paint schemes.

Margaret said...

What street is this? You've caught it beautifully.

Dusty Lens said...

Wow, what colors! Are we sure we're not in Oz?

dbdubya said...

The colors in this photo are reminiscent of the Easter Bunny's Paint Palette from a couple of days ago. The Easter Bunny must have done his magic on this neighborhood as he was depositing his eggs.

Mister Earl said...

Yes, I'm wondering if the Easter Bunny has been doing some photoshopping. The houses made me think this was the Oaklawn district, but I don't know that those colors exist there, or anywhere else in this town.

My WV is "sessed," but I'm thinking I may be oversessed.

dbdubya said...

That is definitely not Oaklawn, Mr. Earl. I don't know where it is either. It's often a challenge to identify the locations where Laurie shoots her photos. This is one of them.

Laurie said...

Photoshop? Nope. The only photo editing I did for this image was to increase color saturation by 10% and increase contrast by 15%.

(The neighborhood is northwest of Garfield Park, behind Mamma's Pizza, parallel to Fair Oaks near the brick building I featured the other day.)

Cafe Observer said...

It looks more like a 11% & 14% solution.

LA, did you mean BIG Mamma's Pizza?

Ashley said...

What a perfect title for this post! It's a very fun picture--I always think that color makes for more fun! Puts me in a good mood, too!

I was bragging about your blog the other day, by the way! To a South Pasadena dweller who had thus far missed the pleasure of your views!

Laurie said...

Hi again,

I am so fond of this image. I just happened upon this corner the other day, and while I was fiddling with camera settings to get those great buildings and fence, the two little girls rode by and I got lucky with this shot. Now, if I could have art directed it, I would have made the cars parked behind the girls disappear, so we could have seen the whole fence. Where are my superpowers when I need them?

Ashley, I appreciate your word of mouth about the blog! Thank you!

And thank you everybody for jumping into my rainbow world, today, and leaving such lovely comments. Until tomorrow...

Daily Brain Scan said...

It screams ice cream.

Laurie said...

Ice cream! yes!

Andrew said...

This is really awesome pictures....take care..

Thank you..
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