Back in the boondocks after two days in Pasadena for a business meeting. I never got over to Pasadena much while living in LA. I should have. Pasadena has gone from a seedy town with a lot of vacant buildings and terrible air quality (30 years ago) to a dynamic urban environment with great street life. They have maintained all the great old California buildings and developed new urban assetts (like old town and the rebuilt old bunker of an urban mall). It's great to be back in a place which doesn't shut down at 9:00. Burbank airport (now Bob Hope) is a trip but full of missed potential. More on Bob Hope later.
Pasadena City Hall