Friday, April 30, 2010
It was a beautiful day today. This was supposed to be a bright, sunny view of downtown Monrovia at lunchtime anchored by the fountain in library park. Instead, I got this using a point and shoot camera on the wrong setting. I kinda like it.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
One of the more unusual parking lanes in town. I'm guessing that since there is a limited amount of street parking here on auto row, and the road is wide enough and one way, a parking lane was placed down the center of the street.
Through traffic down the left side, those looking to park down the right.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It wasn't so much the building as the clock that caught my eye. I thought I'd get home, do a search for "Herzenberg Building" and get some interesting info to add to the post. I found nothing. Anyone know who Herzenberg is/was. Any interesting history connected to the building?
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
One of the hottest spots in town. Go for lunch and you'll be in line with a who's who of Monrovians.
Small place, friendly people, great food (I'm personally working my way through the sandwich menu).
...and the desserts.
525 S. Shamrock Ave. Monrovia, CA - Across the street from Recreation Park. Enter through the market.
Open 11-7 Monday thru Saturday. Closed Sunday. Cash only.
Follow along on their Facebook page for the soup of the day, desserts and info.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
*Update 04/27/2010: Now Open!
Located at 601 S. Myrtle Ave. in Old Town Monrovia. Corner of Myrtle Ave. and Colorado Blvd.
No official opening date but according to their Facebook page they are getting their final inspections done and are looking at next week sometime. The waiting is the hardest part, isn't it?
Check them out and follow along on their website and Facebook page.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
If these photos look familiar it's because they've each had their day here on Gem City Images. They are six of my black and white images of the old Monrovia train depot and were chosen by a designer working on the Paragon at Old Town development. This is the first public display of prints of my images that I'm aware of and, as you can see, I had to take a photo.
If you find yourself in the area, stop by and have a look. They are on display inside the new leasing office in the Paragon at Old Town building at 700 S. Myrtle Ave. in Monrovia.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Still working hard on the interior and they've added a covered wagon to the front exterior facing Huntington Dr.
Monday, April 5, 2010
And the answer to Friday's teaser. This is the new sculpture on the corner of Myrtle and Olive Avenues. It is inspired by the old Red Cars that were very popular here in the early 1900's.
Why a Red Car? Check this out:
The largest apartments in the development are named "Huntington" after Henry Huntington. Henry Huntington established the Pacific Electric Railway, also known as the Red Cars. The site of the Paragon development is on the former site of the Monrovia Red Car station.
This photo was taken prior to the ribbon cutting, that's why the landscaping is not quite complete yet.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Just installed last Thursday over the intersection of Myrtle and Walnut Avenues at the south end of Old Town Monrovia. The new Paragon At Old Town development is on the right.
The plaque on the gateway post reads:
"The Old Town Monrovia Gateway was presented to the City of Monrovia by Urban Housing Group as part of the Art in Public Places Program 2010" General Contractor: Western National Contractors.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Here's a little teaser photo of a small part of the new sculpture outside the Paragon At Old Town building.
According to the City Manager's report, the ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11 am today (Friday 4/2). Stop by for the ceremony or stop by anytime to see the new sculpture (in its entirety) and the new archway over Myrtle Ave. welcoming everyone to Old Town Monrovia.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
A literal interpretation. Half of the sign on the local Red Lobster restaurant.
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