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, March 31, 2012

Living Spaces Monrovia Mini Fun Zone

Saw this set up in the parking lot of Living Spaces this morning (Sat. 3/31).  Not sure why, but there it is.

Monrovia Living Spaces is at 407 W. Huntington Drive.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Hong Kong Supermarket Sign Going Up

At the former Super A Foods Supermarket location in the Mon-Arc shopping center at 915-949 W. Duarte Rd.

Monday, March 26, 2012

It Begins...

...something other than legal wrangling pertaining to the Gold Line extension.

Underground utility and soil investigation.  Expect some lane closures and parking restrictions around railroad crossings now through April 5th.

More info can be found here and here.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rain Storm In The Mountains

Lots of blue sky and sunshine south of the city.  Turn around and look north and it's a completely different story.  Over the city was a mixture of sunshine and raindrops when I took this photo.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wil's Sport And Tackle Coming Soon!

Moving into the location formerly occupied by Scratch Cookies & Bakery at 310 S. Myrtle Avenue in Old Town Monrovia - across the street from the library.

The website is up at:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bears In Monrovia Canyon Park

Mama bear and her not so little offspring this afternoon at the park.  The little one wanted to play, but with people starting to gather, mama just wanted to keep moving.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Downtown Monrovia At Night

The downtown area and a little beyond.  The bright area in the lower right is the Pavilions shopping center.  Myrtle Avenue would angle to the upper left from there.  The Foothill (210) freeway cuts horizontally across the photo about a third of the way down from the top.

Click on the photo - best viewed large.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Jim's Burgers - New Exterior

As part of the Mon-Arc Center facade rehab, Jim's Burgers (915 W. Duarte Rd.) also got a nice new exterior.  I think it looks great.

Here's a photo of the old sign with the large soft serve cone:

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