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At long last, some more pictures.
This one’s a bit closer to home, so there’s not really much of a story behind it. The Westin is this mall… like… thing… of some sort just off Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, conveniently located just across the street from City Hall. It’s not really a mall, so much as it is sort of a place with some stores. There’s a gym there and a CPK, and a very nice looking hotel, along with some pretty interesting architecture, and that’s what this is all about.
Oh, oh yeah, the parking lot stair well has some pretty unusual and dramatically industrial-looking utility equipment.
Alright, I’ve a confession to make. This was actually two photo expeditions. See, I went in the evening, and intended to get both the above and below photos in one go. Problem is, by the time I finished the below shots (most of which I have not published as I took them solely for own visual reference and not for art and aren’t really that high quality shots anyway), it was dark.
Meant to finish a few times since on the way home from work, but weather, poor planning, and a dead camera battery put the nix on most of those so I wasn’t able to get the shots from up top done until the other day. So here they are.
An interesting water feature/sculpture thing they have there. That’s city hall in the background.
All Saints Episcopal Church
Now, this Church isn’t technically part of the Westin, but I’ve always thought of it as if it were. The Westin is a sort of a ‘U’-shape, and the Church is located in the area between the two… top parts of the ‘U’. Prongs? Risers? Whatever. Anyway, pretty cool old looking Church. It was supposedly open when I was there, but the big oak doors in front were locked up tight, which is a shame because I really wanted to take a look inside.
And no, I am not going to break into a church. An abandoned church, maybe, but not a regular one. Ooh, I wonder if there are any abandoned churches near me. I’ll be those would be pretty cool. I should look into that.
All Saints Tower
All Saints Front
The Way to Below
I take the Los Angeles Metro a lot to get to and from appointments on the other side of town. Whenever I take the Gold Line, the main above ground branch of the Metro and the closest to my house, I tend to look out the window a lot, and when I do I tend to notice a lot of stuff that I’d like to go take pictures of. Unfortunately, I can’t stop and get out for fear of missing said appointments, so in September of 2012 I began an ongoing expedition to get off at every stop on the Gold Line and take pictures, which extended into the new year due to delays. Many of the stops ended up not having anything interesting, but those that did more than made up for the difference.
These are from the first stop, Mission St. South Pasadena Station
A rock I found that struck me as peculiar. I’m not sure why it had a white stripe painted on it. It appeared to be curved, perhaps as part of the perimeter of a circle, although this path is not continued elsewhere in the area.
A nice street-view from what, if I recall correctly, was a warehouse district
A courtyard of some sort
Another street view. Completely unrelated to Minecraft.
An auto-repair lot of some sort
Some portion of the electrical infrastructure for the Metro tracks