Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Look! Pretty!

Your faithful blogger is still sick. So, um, here's a nice view from Monterey Hills. I've dragged my camera to this position many times, but for those of you who might not have enjoyed this particular vantage point, I'll offer a little tour. Forget trying to spot the Arroyo, it sneaks along beneath the trees. Crossing the Arroyo is Pasadena's historic Colorado Street Bridge, there on the left. (I just can't bring myself to use its common nickname of Suicide Bridge. The beautiful structure is far too romantic for that.) The Richard H. Chambers Court of Appeals is right of center. The Spanish Colonial Revival building dates back to 1920, with additions made in 1930. It was once one of the region's most prestigious resorts, the Vista del Arroyo Hotel. During World War 2, the War Department acquired the property and turned it into McCormack Army Hospital. It housed a variety of federal agencies for decades before being designated Pasadena's Court of Appeals.

Our beloved San Gabriel Mountains are lost in a cloudy haze, but then again, so am I.

12 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

I always enjoy one of your, "pretties." I hope you will soon be out of your cloudy haze.

As for me, I sleep ok about every other night. My cloudy haze lasts all day in between.

Judy Williams said...

I like your hazy view. As for your hazy head - that's another thing. I'm sending you Texas sunshine and a big ol' hug!!

Mister Earl said...

If you keep looking north you might see a tiny glimpse of San Francisco celebrating its first World Series win in the 52 years that the Giants have been there, and this Bay Area transplant is pinching himself! Get well soon, Laurie.

West Coast Grrlie Blather said...

Wouldn't you love to go to the top of the tower in the Court of Appeals building on a clear day?

Hope you recover soon.

Pasadena Jill said...

Even sick, you are brilliant. The new columns and photo montages at SouthPasadenaPatch are incredible. Are you going to do some documentary type videos, too?

I really enjoy your writing and your photography. Keep up the good work and feel better.

By the way, I usually just lurk but I should leave comments more often.

Laurie said...

Okay, Mister E. Congrats already! :-)

Good to see you Grrlie Blather!

Jill, welcome! And thanks for the lovely words. Please comment again, especially if you're going to be this nice!

Hugs and well wishes accepted readily. Thanks, you guys. This really is a beautiful view. Impossible not to get a nice photo from this vantage point.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

That walk is on my list of places I regularly visit. I even like that separation bank, although I don't buy into the theory behind it's existence

Jean Spitzer said...

Very pretty. Rest up.

Petrea said...

I hope you (and yours) feel better soon. This is a lovely post on a "sick day."

Bellis said...

My house is somewhere down there amongst the trees. I wish they hadn't fenced off the water tower. Get well SOON - it's a nasty bug.

-K- said...

Hope you feel better tomorrow, if not sooner.

Laurie said...

THanks, you guys. I (am knocking wood that I'm actually) on the mend.