Monday, January 01, 2007

Left Behind After the Rose Parade

Pasadena California, where Leslie & I live, prides itself on being the focus of the entire world for a few hours on January first of every year. Or, if the first is on Sunday, then on January second because we're all busy worshiping the sun on Sunday.

Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - Silly String and LA Times.jpg
Colorado Boulevard becomes a large all-night party as people cheer midnight, eat junk food, try to stay warm and jockey for the best free view of the parade.

Rose Parade 2007 Garbage.jpg
Television viewers (at least 3 billion of you) see only the fantastical floats, the bright sunshine, the exotic flowers, the picturesque mountains, the beautiful girls - and then you decide to move here. (Please move here - it keeps our real estate values and smog levels up.)

Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - Fries and Cheetos.jpg
What no one shows you (except Mixed Meters) is the garbage left behind on Colorado Boulevard after the crowds leave and before the estimable City of Pasadena Street Maintenance & Integrated Waste Management Division moves in. Tomorrow morning it'll look like nothing ever happened. How do they do it?

Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - broken yellow childs chair.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - trash.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - Ugly Betty.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - corn tortillas used as frisbees.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - pillow.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - doused fire.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - Dead Flower.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - keeping warm.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - confetti.jpg
Rose Parade 2007 Garbage - cheetos and Happy New Years Hat.jpg

Click on any of the pictures for an easier-to-see size.

The previous Mixed Meters Rose-Parade-Related Post is HERE.

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1 comment:

Stanley Jason Zappa said...

What delightfully compelling photography! Yay team!