Playing Tourist: Old Town Pasadena

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With the unofficial beginning of summer (I’m looking at you, Memorial Day weekend), comes all the other unofficial beginning of summer traditions. I’ve already eaten my fair share of cherries and Mexican frozen paletas. It’s looking like Los Angeles will have its first massive heat wave this week (100 degree high on Wednesday!) which of course means it’s time for all of us to start griping for Autumn. And, confession time, I already began listening to Christmas carols this week. Is it holiday season yet?

LA offers many shopping treasures in its many cities, one being Old Town Pasadena. It offers the feel of a charming small town shopping center, but with some big brand names. It has all the cute small coffee shops (try Intelligentsia!), and frozen treat stops you’d want, along with their Sunday farmers market, which actually features live music. Yes, I could’ve taken images of these more visually appealing sounding scenes, but for whatever reason I chose the “bricks and plants” route. I wish I could say I was surprised but I always somehow end up with s good share of bricks and plants photos. Go figure. So please, enjoy these bricks and these plants!

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