The City of Pasadena is great for preserving original, historic architecture. The post office is such a building. Located at 281 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 right across the street from the Paseo Colorado Shopping Center. Hours are Monday thru Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm.
Before there was Pinkberry, there was 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt (the original) and it's still there! It will be a cold day in h..e.. double hockey sticks before this place will move over for Pinkberry which is newly establish in Old Town at the far east end of town. This place is always packed with a line often going out the door. Located at 85 W. Colorado Boulevard in Old Town Pasadena at the northwest corner of Delacey and Colorado. Sunday through Thursday 11 am - 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am - 12 midnight.
The dates will probably vary but this is an annual event. Located at City Hall, Centinnel Square (Holly Street and Garfield Avenue) from 10am - 5pm. Some of the wares are really great! A free event, live entertainment and various food vendors.
Generally speaking, southern California is considered laidback, or relaxed. From the sleepy beachtowns to suburbia, this is an accurate character of the region. Pasadena is particularly a cool and collected area, especially when comparing it to downtown LA and Hollywood, which are not terribly far away.
Pasadena proved particularly laidback when I visited in early March '05. I happened upon a celebrity sighting here. Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith were enjoying the weekend hanging out amongst the public in posh Old Pas. Of course, people in-the-know spotted them but however attention was not completely drawn on the Hollywood couple. Most just walked on without gawking and getting too excited. Locals and visitors of the city just carried on and minded their own business as if there were no one famous among them.
So when in Pasadena, be laidback which is quite cool!
Pictured here is a back shot of Will and Jada from the back. Yes, really, there they are!
In America, grown men typically don't hold their hands like this team did when the entered the field.
Back in 2000, I was in Kaliningrad, Russia and saw two naval officers walking down the street, holding hands. A very strange sight for me. So don't do that here.