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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Monrovia Old Town lights with a twinkle effect.  (Might take a few seconds to start up).

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Imelda May.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

2013 Monrovia Holiday Parade

A few photos from the parade Thursday night.  The parade theme was "An Old Town Holiday".

A big crowd waiting for the parade to start on a cold evening.

Wildcat cheerleaders celebrate after finishing the parade.

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.


VFW Post 2070.
Monrovia Reads.

Habitat For Humanity ReStore. 

Montovia Canyon Park staff and volunteers.

Monrovia Fire Truck 101.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Irving Berlin's White Christmas At The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center This Weekend

This weekend, two shows left: tonight at 8pm and tomorrow (Sunday) at 5pm.

The Performing Arts Center is on the Monrovia High School campus.

Ticket and show info here and here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tree Lighting And Holiday Parade Tonight

The annual tree lighting takes place tonight at 6pm on the southeast corner of Library Park, followed by the holiday parade on Myrtle Avenue at 7pm.  The parade theme this year is "An Old Town Holiday"

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's Christmas Tree Season

Taken Thanksgiving morning.  The sunrise over the Christmas tree lot on the corner of Huntington Drive and Myrtle Avenue.

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Snowman Welcome

This snowman welcomes visitors headed south on Myrtle Avenue from Foothill Blvd. to a snow free Old Town Monrovia shopping district.

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