The area looks like a giant clamshell was used to make an indentation in the hillside.

Photographing this is, more than anything else, a matter of being in the right place at the right time. I think I should have waited for the sun to climb a little higher.  When the light is just right, it really stands out.

Still, I think you can see why they call the area "Clamshell".


I've never heard that reference "clam shell" funny...and I like the new header
Keith said…
There are places in the foothills named after it. Upper and lower Clamshell truck trails and Clamshell Peak for instance.
Kelly said…
Cool pic Keith!
Anonymous said…
Another vote for the header. I almost wish they would leave the station alone. I hadn't visited the Pasadena one for (several? many?) years, but I did last weekend. All the subtle, wistful charm was gone. It looked like any other restaurant.
Keith said…
I hear ya. It's a difficult thing to rehab and keep the charm, but it's better than tearing it down and losing it forever. I'll always have a soft spot for this old building just as it is.

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