Saturday, July 31, 2010

Santa Monica PIer Thursday nite - Bollywood!

Thursday nites on the pier brings welcomed music from afar....

Tonight from Bollywood, Kailish Kher came up on stage - and made joyful music~

Half the crowd goes to listen by the ocean on the beach, but I much prefer being up close to see the action.

A very community-oriented and happy night for all who could attend.

and next week brings Rickie Lee Jones.....of the "Chuck E's in Love" fame.

Monday, July 26, 2010

High Noon under the full moon

"High Noon" with Gary Cooper & Grace Kelly

Night out at Hollywood Forever -

a night of full moon and lot's of avid filmgoers...LA Style.

Throughout the melodramatic movie, we gazed at the 89 % full moon and were absolutely starry eyed being above, below and watching the stars!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Colorado Bridge celebration July 2010

The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena was the site for a community party.

Food, vintage cars, a few bands who are a perennial favorites -

Snotty Scottie and the Hankies.....yes, you got it - gave 'em their vintage best.

Mercy and the Meerkats - funked it up with some great tunes made for dancing.

Pasadena Heritage uses this venue as a fundraiser....and it was delightfully packed!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Boats, Bikes and Booms!

The 4th of July brings out the patriot in all of us.

Went out to marina nearby

Strong surf injured some
swimmers today.

Police were streaming through.

Bikers stream by....

The barge where the fireworks sit.



A full spectrum of lights, sounds and smells .....

Until it ends.....

And we all push on into the night air.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July...

Caught up with our history by watching 'John Adams' yesterday - what we consider 'inalienable rights' were hard won.

Stay safe and enjoy!!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Angelino Heights

Got to see Angelino Heights -one of LA's first suburbs built in late 1900's - sitting on a hilltop, flush with Victorian houses.

Other styles entered the neighborhood. This stucco style housing with hydrangeas caught my eye.

We were welcomed inside some of them - with all sorts of old, dark interiors...

Carroll Avenue sustains itself with some 'historical zoning.' preserving the look of these first houses of LA, complete with iron carriage hookups on the sidewalks.

Several of the houses were in decline - but most of the really swell places had wonderfully painted exteriors, fresh green lawns and lots of detail work.

What an amazingly different time it was....and still exists in much the same way today in it's genteel splendor.