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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Coming To Monrovia

The announcement was made by the Mayor in the recent State of the City Address.

Tonight, not coincidently, is a new episode of California's Gold in which Huell Howser gets exclusive access to In-N-Out stores and headquarters.  Check your local listings for times and stations.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Minor Slide Area

The trails in Monrovia Canyon Park held up very well in the rains of a little over a week ago.  This was the worst of the damage and you can see that the trail had already been repaired by the time this photo was taken last Monday.  A section of the slope above slid down and left a mound of dirt about 5 feet high blocking the trail.  The trail at this point used to be more or less flat, now it has a definite rise to it from the left over dirt.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monrovia High School Front Entryway

The front doors are fenced off at the moment due to the work being done on the building.  The bottom of this photo starts just above the fence line.  This was taken the first clear day after the recent storms.  The exterior is freshly washed from the rain and basking in the late afternoon sun.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It Was A Dark And Stormy...Afternoon

It looks like it should be later in the evening but this photo was taken just a few minutes after noon this past Tuesday the 19th.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monrovia Canyon Park Volunteers Recognized By The City Council

Last night, at the City Council meeting, two of Monrovia Canyon Park's finest were recognized by the City Council for the huge amount of hours and work they've given to the park over the years.  On the left is Gabby Gresheck, AKA the face of Monrovia Canyon Park and a favorite of the park visitors.  On the right is Ed Cunningham, someone I'm lucky enough to get to work with every week, and the guy that can do it all - and then some.  Congratulations!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Best Photo Of The Year

I don't know about the best, but it was certainly the most popular when I first posted it back on September 1st, 2009.  This is a pyrocumulus cloud over the huge Station Fire we had in our local mountains.  Just to keep things interesting, I reprocessed the image and made it a little less dramatic this time.

Click the link below to visit other City Daily Photo bloggers around the world to see what they chose as their Best Photo Of The Year:

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Thursday, January 14, 2010

World Vision International Global Office - Monrovia, CA

World Vision is just one of many organizations accepting donations and organizing support for the victims in Haiti.  You can donate through World Vision here.

Many more organizations that are providing aid and to which you can make donations can be found here:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What I Didn't Get For Christmas Sale

At Twinkle Twinkle Little Store - 519 S. Myrtle Ave. in downtown Monrovia.
Always a great window display for kids of all ages.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Small Storm Expected

Look at all those trees.  The Monrovia Canyon Park cabin is nestled down in there somewhere.

Possible a few sprinkles expected.  Some haze today visible right across the center of the photo.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

January 2010 City Daily Photo Theme Day: Changes

Lots of changes taking place in Monrovia these days.  Some of the new construction taking place at the high school is shown above.  Around town, new businesses have recently opened and others are soon to open.  Popular businesses have also closed.  The new library opened and has become very popular.  One of the largest projects is the new retail / office / apartment development on Myrtle Ave. due to open early this year.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Click the link below to see how photobloggers from around the world interpreted the theme this month:

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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