Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Reach for the Sky

I've been following two Pasadena "photo-a-day" blogs. One is Pasadena Daily Photo. The other is the sky is big in pasadena (yes, written all in lower case)

I post many pictures of Pasadena also, both here and on Mixed Messages- although I would never consider the ritual of posting something every single day. Whenever I feel like it is my way.

the sky is big in pasadena included this wide picture of a church steeple shot from Colorado Blvd. facing south. I happen to have several pictures of that same steeple taken from the parking lot facing east. It's a fascinating ornate gothic copper-toned crossless phallus presumptuously reaching for the sky. Probably it inspires shock and awe.

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Closing in on some details.

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An Escher-esque corner of the church. I remember playing a concert of music by Arnold Schoenberg in that church in 1974 or 1975. Possibly that was my very first visit to Pasadena.

Bricks At Angles
I couldn't resist this parking lot shot. (No, that's not the real license plate number.)
In Case of Rapture This Car Will Be Unmanned - Darwin Truth


View this location in Google Maps. The Street View feature is active for this spot - but not terribly interesting.

I think this is the church's website.

Mixed Meters' pictures of Pasadena City Hall.

Click any picture to enlarge.


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1 comment:

Ben Wideman said...

great blog, happy to discover your art.