This installment is entitled Lighthouses of the Inland Valleys. So take a guess, where do you think this first lighthouse is located? The answer, obviously, is Burbank California, miles and miles from the nearest seagoing. It's part of some sort of self-storage building. I took this picture from Fry's Electronics parking lot.
The next picture, showing a lighthouse with a fish weather vane, is on a private home in Pasadena. Maybe the original owners were homesick for the ocean.
Most interesting, however, is the lighthouse atop the Bank of the West building in the Playhouse district of Pasadena. It's eight stories high - much higher than any new building.
Here are some pictures I took from various perspectives. Any picture, clicked, will enlarge.
There appears to be an artichoke adorning the top.
Here is where someone named Mountain Lovers wrote this note:
This lighthouse is on top of the Bank of the West building in Pasadena, California. The building was the former home of the Independent Star-News, the newspaper of Pasadena. This structure was built in the early 1900's and the light was used up until the mid 60's. As a youngster, I remember seeing the light shining downtown. I grew up about 2 miles north of Downtown Pasadena. The building is on Colorado Blvd., the famed route of the Annual Tournament of Roses Parade viewed by million each New Years Day.
I'd love the chance to go up there and take some pictures looking the other direction. The view of the mountains and city is probably pretty darn good.
I've seen it lit up at night for some time. Alas, my little pocket point and shoot doesn't take pictures of bright objects very well during the nighttime. This is the best I could get.
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