Monday, February 18, 2008

Places to Go: Suicide Bridge

This is my 310th post to this blog. As I near each hundred, I've thought to do a special post, celebrating that milestone, but I somehow manage to forget or not notice as I approach the 99th of the hundred and then suddenly it has passed and I realize it somewhere about the 09th. As happened today.

So today let's celebrate 310 posts of randomness! Hooray!! (Do you spell it hUrray or hOOray??)

As part of my desire to explore LA sights before I move this summer/fall, I decided to explore (at Kim's suggestion) the San Rafael Bridge; known to locals as Suicide Bridge. With it's old-time lamposts and a fantastic view of the Rose Bowl and Foothill mountains, I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful day. Unfortunately I couldn't find a place to park that would allow me to walk across it as I originally planned; some other time. My adventure-companion Lauren and I did, however, find a way down below the bridge. We saw what we thought was a little stream amidst the Arroyo Seco. Turns out it was just a sewer spit out point, but it was still pretty and made you feel as though you were out communing with nature.




Our second adventure of the day was to hunt down an architectural icon of the 90's. Can anyone guess what it's significance is?

More pictures from my weekend in Pasadena here.

7 comments:

Kristin said...

Hi Kelly,
I know this one!! Is that the 90210 house??? Where is it???
Your adventures always sounds like so much fun! Happy 310th post :-)

Kellyry said...

Correct guess Kristin--I'm impressed!!

The house is in Altadena, on Altadena Dr. between Porter and Tanoble on the north side of the street.

Liz said...

I used to live on that street!!!! Did you find Dillan's (sp?) house to? It's on the same street...

TheWinnFamily said...

I was going to say...90210 right?!! Sad I couldn't be there too. :(

Kellyry said...

No, I didn't know that Dillan's house was there too. I don't think I would've recognized it if I saw it. It was 70's modern, right? Dark brown? That's all I can picture.

Abby... the Oregonian said...

i am singing the thyme song in my head right now,. i used to pass that house every day on the way to don benito...

Kim said...

I'm so jealous you went to the bridge! Too bad you couldn't walk across it, I've always wanted to! You adventures are making me heart-sick for LA!