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.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

A View To Los Angeles

The Santa Anita Race Track Grandstand in front of the white buildings to the left of center in the foreground.
The buildings of Los Angeles are visible just up and to the right of the race track, next to the slope

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monrovia Living Spaces Is Now Open

The new Living Spaces store in Monrovia is now open, and apparently ahead of schedule.
There was a sign last week announcing an early November opening.
This photo was taken a little after 11am this morning and there were already a lot of people there to have a look.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Installation Of New Monrovia Public Library Fountain

I'm looking forward to this fountain. It's being placed right at Myrtle Avenue, front and center to the library.

On a related library note, be sure to check out the new Monrovia Library Book Club blog at:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Evolution Of A Species

Remember these?
Pay phones used to be everywhere. Replaced by cell phones.
It took me awhile to find even this one to photograph. As you can see in the photo, they get no respect.
So common not that long ago, now on the verge of extinction.

Monday, October 26, 2009

In Charge

As promised, this one goes back to the post last Friday.
This was taken shortly after he had chased a smaller male away.
He slowly sauntered back and all the other deer fell in behind as they walked up the street.

The look of cool superiority on his face shows that he knows exactly who's in charge.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Furry Friend Friday

Spotted this young deer on the side of the road.
If you click the photo and look closely, you'll see she has a strand of something draped over the top of her head.    Very cute.

There were quite a few deer in this spot.  Monday I'll show you who was protecting them.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Into The Sunset

Looking west along the 100 block of W. Palm Ave. on the north side of the library.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bear Proof Trash Bins

This looks to be one of the bear proof trash bins showing up in the residential neighborhoods in and around the foothills of Monrovia.  Bears are smart but those little clasps could be a problem.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Patch At Sunset

Tomorrow, an attraction from the pumpkin patch that I don't normally associate with Halloween.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Living Spaces, Paul's TV Signs Are Up

The new Monrovia Living Spaces and Paul's TV signs are up on the building.  There's also a sign on the door announcing that they will open next month.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

London Gastropub

A new restaurant due to open before the end of the year at 419 S. Myrtle Ave. in the heart of Old Town Monrovia.  Visit their website here.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Celebrate The Arts" Festival This Weekend

Presented by the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (MAFA).  The festival returns this year to Library Park on Myrtle Ave. in downtown Monrovia and runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

More info at the MAFA website.

This photo was taken this morning about an hour before opening.  Once 10am arrives, expect lots of people.  This event draws a good crowd every year.  The event is free and parking is free, although you may have to walk a block, maybe two.  Should be a beautiful weekend for art in the park.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Structure

I know what you're thinking. Looks safe enough. Are there permits? What could go wrong.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tight Squeeze

Another view near the possible area for the METRO Gold Line Maintenance & Operations Yard.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Monrovia Rotary Talent Show And BBQ - Tonight!

Held at the Monrovia Historical Museum, 742 E. Lemon Ave.
More info at: Monrovia Rotary ClubMonrovia Weekly and the phone number above.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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