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, May 23, 2015

Gold Line Operations Campus Open House


Some photos from the Gold Line Operations Campus open house this morning:


Fencing between the Operations Center and Evergreen Plaza park.  The fencing has has the California Poppy design by artist Christie Beniston.


The gathering crowd along with info and refreshments available outside the lobby entrance to the main building.


Live musical entertainment by a group from Monrovia High School next to a Metro Rail Train.



  Tracks leading into the main shop building.


The crowd moved inside the main shop building for more presentations on the stage to the right.


A Metro Rail train car.  Despite the steps on the left, we didn't get to look inside.

 The lobby entrance to the main shop building.


An amazing California Poppy mosaic of 140,000 glass tiles inside the lobby of the main shop building.  The mosaic is also by artist Christie Beniston.

National Anthem singer and speakers in order of appearance:






  





*Still more photos to follow...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Evergreen Plaza Park


A portion of the new park named "Evergreen Plaza".  The park sits on a portion of the new Gold Line Operations Campus and will be dedicated this Saturday, May 23rd, as part of the Operations Campus open house.  The plan is that the park will one day be deeded over to the city.

The lights behind the park are the Gold Line Operations Campus.

Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Monrovia Days Music Festival


The 2015 Monrovia Days Music Festival was held yesterday (Sunday) in Library Park.


Food trucks parked on Lime Avenue.  From left to right: The Lobos Truck, The Fluff Ice Truck, The Original Chicken and Rice Company, Rolling Burger Barns.


Beautiful day for a music festival!


The sun was setting as The Delgado Brothers (and guests) finished off the day.

Mark your calendars, the next Monrovia Days Music Festival will be May 15th, 2016.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Monrovia Clock Tower Building


Located directly across the street from the public library in Old Town Monrovia.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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