Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Welcome to another edition of Sunday Road Trip! This time, we're heading to Agua Dulce and Vasquez Rocks.
Here we are at the entrance. Vasquez Rocks is a County of Los Angeles park and it's free!
A brand new Nature Center is scheduled to break ground this summer.
At 932 acres, there are lots of great hiking opportunities. The Geology Trail is just one example.
The Pacific Crest Trail even passes through Vasquez Rocks. From here, you can take the trail all the way to either Canada or Mexico.
Vasquez Rocks is named after Tiburcio Vasquez. From the L.A. County Parks and Recreation website:
Now, enjoy a few photos of the famous rock formations:
And one last photo. A panorama in black and white.
Mileage from Monrovia: Just under 55 miles.
Travel time: About 1 hour, depending on traffic.
Entrance to Vasquez Rocks is free.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
One of my favorite restaurants in town. I've eaten many lunches here over the years. Nice people, great food and the lunch special (sign on front door) can't be beat.
They've also recently expanded into the space next door as you can see by the tables set up in the window on the left.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Filming in downtown Monrovia yesterday. This is on the 100 block of East Lime Avenue. I didn't see any signs, but I believe this was for an episode of "The Mentalist". Not a clue what that thing raised up over the street is for.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
The natural scenic beauty of this spot has now been diminished thanks to a small handful of people that didn't pay attention to the sign that is already there. That do something that is not allowed. That do something unsafe for which they are one or more of the following: unprepared, untrained, incapable and lacking in the proper equipment. That cost the rest of us money for their rescue.
Thanks a bunch.
By the way, experienced hiker and experienced rock climber are two different things.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Not exactly a four leaf clover and you won't feel very lucky if you come in contact with it, but at least it's green. Spotted a little bit o'poison oak (lower center of photo) growing in one of the alleyways in downtown Monrovia.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Looks like the yet to open Old Town Bistro might have a nice little patio at the rear of the building. The photo above was taken in the morning as the patio catches the early sunshine. It also has strings of lights overhead for the evening.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Here are a couple of things not seen on this site for a while now, a nighttime and a high dynamic range (HDR) image. Since I haven't taken a night shot recently, I went out early one morning before sunrise looking for something interesting to photograph. I've always liked the way this scene looks at night with the lights and shadows, details and textures. I didn't intend to use it, but this scene also lends itself very well to using a high dynamic range approach, so I couldn't help myself. I finished it off by converting to black and white.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Actor and former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox will be at the Monrovia Living Spaces this Saturday (March 5th) from 10am to 12pm (noon). Here's the link to the details.
Living Spaces is at 407 W. Huntington Dr. Monrovia.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I'm cheating a little bit here because this particular spot is not really in town, but it is a photo from a hiking trail that begins in Monrovia Canyon Park, which is in town. I couldn't pick a favorite spot in town among all the restaurants, shops, Old Town, the new library, parks, historic buildings, historic homes, the train depot (my favorite place to photograph), etc., etc.
So, I'm going with the Monrovia Canyon Park hiking trails with their beauty, quiet (except maybe on weekends and holidays), fresh air and endless possibilities for learning, exercise and exploration.
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