Saturday, May 1, 2010
Pasadena City Hall Tour for Local Bloggers -- Saturday, May 8
There have been many requests for tours of Pasadena City Hall by local bloggers over the years, so now's your chance!
Join me for a behind-the-scenes tour of the 1920s-era building, including background about the history and architecture of Pasadena's most famous landmark.
We'll meet in the courtyard at noon, then go along corridors, into stairwells, all around the courtyard, up to the council chamber, into the Hall of Mayors, and every other little nook and cranny (with the exception of the tower, which is off-limits on tours).
Don't forget your camera!
After the tour, we'll head over to California Pizza Kitchen across the street at Plaza Las Fuentes for food and those all-important beverages.
Parking: My best advice is to leave your car behind and take the Metro Gold Line to the Memorial Park Station, then walk a short block and a half to City Hall. If you're totally tied to your vehicle, the first 90 minutes are free under Paseo Colorado just a block away; there are also a couple of surface parking lots in the area. Please note I cannot provide parking validations.
For more information e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (626) 744-4755.
Please note this is not a "y'all come" community tour -- I can't accommodate a cast of thousands! For all you bloggers, I hope you can make it!
All of the photos above were shot by Tavo Olmos; I commissioned the black and white photos in 1991.