Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This is one of the benches along Myrtle Ave that is part of the Monrovia Park Memorial and Old Town Bench Program. According to the city website, the Old Town Bench Program is:
both a dedication and memorial program. The Old Town Bench may be dedicated to an organization, business or an individual donor.The Monrovia Park Memorial is similar and provides for donations of park benches, picnic tables or tree memorials.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saw these fake snakes in the window above one of the stores in downtown Monrovia. The 2nd snake is a little harder to spot resting on the ledge on the left hand side. I'm guessing they're meant to keep birds from landing on the railing and making a mess.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Xerox Special Information Systems left nearby Pasadena for this brand new building in Monrovia back in 2001. You really need to go out of your way to see this place, nestled between a self storage business and the railroad tracks right on the Monrovia / Arcadia border.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
East and west running streets were given the names of trees: Lime, Lemon, Orange, Olive, and Walnut. North and south running streets were given the names of flowers and women: Magnolia, Primrose, Myrtle (Monroe’s daughter), and Charlotte (now Canyon).
When the town was laid out, the decision was made to name the streets running north and south after flowers and the streets running east and west after nut and fruit trees. The exceptions were Myrtle, which though a tree, was also the name of William Monroe's daughter, and Charlotte (now Canyon), daughter of Colonel Samuel Keefer who owned several subdivisions in early Monrovia.Only slight differences between the above two items. These days, in the whole of Monrovia, there are many more exceptions to those first street naming rules. I just wanted to point out, and this is where the photo comes in, that Myrtle is the name of Monroe's eldest daughter, a type of tree and a flower.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
If memory serves, the home on this lot burned down many years ago close to Christmas, possibly on Christmas Eve. I remember driving by on my way to midnight mass and seeing the burnt remains of the house. What I wonder is, why has the lot remained empty for so long?
It's in a prime location on Foothill and Canyon, that's Clifton Middle School back on the right side there. There are homes next to it, businesses on 2 of the other 4 corners and condo's on the 4th. Seems like plenty of opportunity for something.
What's kept the lot from being developed all these years? Every time I drive by I think of that difficult Christmas for some family.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This little newt is kind of hard to see, but he's on the flat rock right in the center of the photo. Click on the photo to enlarge it for a better view. Since the newt splits its time living both in and out of the water, this goes nicely with my previous photo of a newt out of the water.
Friday, July 18, 2008
This is one of the new signs along the Ben Overturff trail. The signs provide some history of the area and specific information about the area in which each one is placed.
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the reason I went to the trail was to get some photo's of the new signs, this one in particular. This one is my personal favorite because I got to contribute one of my photo's for it - the stone bowl with acorns in the upper right corner.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This was taken near the start of the Ben Overturff Trail at First Water. You can't tell in the photo, but the water is flowing over one of the check dams in the canyon. Tomorrow, a photo showing the reason why I went on the trail.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The post title "105" comes from the address of the building. I couldn't come up with a more meaningful title because, to be honest, I know next to nothing about this building. I assume it's apartments but I've never been inside. It has retail space on the street level facing Myrtle Ave. I think that's why it intrigues me. It's a huge building right in the downtown area and it's a mystery to me.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This photo goes together with yesterday's post. The photo's yesterday didn't show just how far people will go to cause damage and how far we'll go to eliminate that damage.
Kathleen, one of the park staff, took on the challenge to climb up and get rid of the graffiti. It's a little hard to see, but she's kept in place by a safety rope held by either Ed or Suzi, two of the park volunteers standing just out of the photo.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
With the 4th of July coming up, this seemed the most appropriate sign for this month's theme. While it may not exactly conform to this month's theme description of a sign that includes text of the word "No", I'm going with the universal symbol for "No" this time. No Fireworks, No Smoking, No Fires.
Due the fire danger in the foothills, these signs are placed on the north / south streets above Hillcrest (the last block or two closest to the foothills). No fireworks - even the "safe and sane" variety - are allowed anywhere in Monrovia.
Below are links to of all the other City Daily Photo blogs from all over the world that are participating in this months theme day. You can either click to see thumbnails of all the photo's or click the city links themselves. Check them out to see how they "just say No":
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Shantaram, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Delta (CO), USA by Bill, Duluth (MN), USA by Sun Dog Press, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Folkestone, UK by Piskie, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gaia, Portugal by m+p, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by 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by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Norma, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Stratford, Canada by Barb, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Toulouse, France by Julia, Trujillo, Peru by Giulianna, Turin, Italy by Livio, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, 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