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Metro’s Gold Line Foothill Extension: “If you Build it, we will Use it.”

Metro’s Gold Line Foothill Extension: “If you Build it, we will Use it.”

→  November 22, 2009

The Metro Gold Line is moving eastward, all the way to the Ontario Airport. This is great news especially in light of last week’s very successful opening of the Edward R. Roybal Gold Line Eastside Extension. This past Saturday, the Gold Line celebrated another milestone, the planned opening of the first phase of the Foothill Extension [...]

Chinatown’s Metro Station

Chinatown’s Metro Station

→  October 29, 2009

Artist Chusien Chang packed a punch with her amazing design aesthetic, as you can see from the photo above. The Chinatown Metro station– set in an open-air ambiance–creates a compelling effect; it’s amazing visually and physically—both as you experience it, as well as see it.   According to the artist, Chusien Chang, the goal of her installation [...]

The Majestic Colorado Street Bridge

The Majestic Colorado Street Bridge

→  July 28, 2009

Synonymous with Pasadena, is the Colorado Street Bridge. My heartfelt devotion to magnificent archways, architecture, form, and function, was satiated during my visit. Build in 1913, the Colorado Street Bridge, spans the Arroyo Seco, and is an east-west connector from Pasadena, to Eagle Rock and Glendale. History of the Colorado Street Bridge The sheer size of the [...]

History and Grandeur meet in Pasadena at the City Hall

History and Grandeur meet in Pasadena at the City Hall

→  July 24, 2009

As I entered the Pasadena Civic Center, it felt like I had just entered into a bygone era of worlds, cities, and architecture, all combined. Although Pasadena is relatively new compared to the Classical and Renaissance times, the feeling of time and place for me became inexplicable and inexorably interconnected. Completed on December 27, 1927, Pasadena [...]

Relaxing at Plaza Las Fuentes in Pasadena

Relaxing at Plaza Las Fuentes in Pasadena

→  July 21, 2009

Currently all the rage, as made popular by Facebook and Twitter, short phrases which complete the idiom “Travelin’ Local is,” are all too common, vernacular, and often times lose the entire context. However on this previous Saturday, its true meaning was the sine qua non of my visit to Pasadena; it was a day of the [...]



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