March 13, 2017: Since I started Gem City Images way back in 2007, the photos posted here have been (almost) exclusively of Monrovia. All my other photos have been posted to various social media sites like Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.

While that seemed like a good idea, in reality it led to a lack of consistency that was frustrating for me and made it hard to follow along with the latest photos.

So, starting now, Gem City Images will no longer be exclusively Monrovia. If you still want to see Monrovia only, you can always click the "Monrovia" label on the right side but hopefully you'll follow along for the whole experience.

Even though Gem City Images refers to Monrovia, I decided to keep that as the blog name. No matter where I go, The Gem City is where it all started.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Empty


Monrovia Train Depot.  Empty now and waiting to see what the future will bring.

Today is City Daily Photo Theme Day. The theme this month is Empty.  Click below to see how photobloggers around the world interpret the theme in their city:
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10 comments:

altadenahiker said...

Great shot. Can you get inside and poke around?

Babooshka said...

This is av very haunting image. I do home this can spring back to life.

ben wideman said...

happy theme day! what a compelling image. well done.

Tash said...

Well captured emptiness and sadness.
Hopefully it will be restored and made into a museum (as the Kelso train depot was - did you see that on the LA pilot guys post?)

pasadenaadjacent said...

I pass this place often but have never stopped. I should...pick up a Tuesday taco for 99 cents and then get my car washed.

Keith said...

Altadenahiker: There's a chain link fence around the building but some people have broken in. I wouldn't recommend going inside, who knows what or who you'll find. When I look inside into the shadows, I always expect a face to be looking back.

Babooshka: It's supposed to be incorporated into a huge new development. We'll see...

Ben: Thank you!

Tash: Probably not a museum but part of a new Metro train station. In the meantime, you can't help but feel the neglect radiating off of it.

Pas Adj: You should. A lot of history there. Just be careful where you walk.

Petrea said...

That is my kind of shot. I love it.

Greg said...

Great shot, certainly gives that empty feeling!

altadenahiker said...

I usually bring my dog when I break and enter.

Jilly said...

Apologies I'm late for Theme Day - just catching up. I love the image - not only an empty place but so desolate and it so works in B and W.

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