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Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson
"People have been photographing Yosemite since 1859 when Charles Weed took the first salt print photo of Yosemite Falls. Since then artists like Ansel Adams Carlton Watkins and Edward Weston have produced stunning unforgettable photographs of the Yosemite Valley and High Sierra. Choose a basic or advanced photography lesson depending on your skill level and preferences. Your photography adventure starts at 3:30pm and your exact trailhead departure point will be confirmed after booking. Follow your guide in your car or on foot through Yosemite National Park to your photo locations. Along with your own camera be sure to bring along any other equipment you'll need such as a sturdy tripod
From $281.00
 
Los Angeles Air Tour Experience
"Come join us for an unforgettable Air Experience of 45 minutes over the beautiful Los Angeles. Choose between our two amazing routes: DTLA/SANTA MONICA OR SANTA MONICA/MALIBU COASTLINE.DOWNTOWN LA AND SANTA MONICARoute DescriptionDepa Burbank Airport Griffith Park Universal Studios and the NBC Universal Building. As we continue eastbound around Mt. Lee enjoy views of the LA River Downtown LA skyscrapers the Dodgers Stadium
From $150.00
 
LA Helicopter Tour with Malibu Peak Landing
"Start your helicopter adventure by arriving at the Van Nuys Airport. Then strap in as we take you on a unique helicopter adventure where we will fly you westbound above the San Fernando Valley and Calabasas direct to our private hilltop grass pad above M champagne or non-alcoholic drinks and soak up a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu Coastline. After 30 minutes on the ground your adventure continues as your helicopter lifts off to continue the flight cruising over the beautiful Cali Brentwood Bel Air the Wilshire corridor and the Getty Center as your flight returns to the Van Nuys Airport.  HighlightsScenic 30 minute flight to and from the mountain top above the coast and west side of LA Enjoy L.A’s most famous like the Santa Monica Pier and the Getty Center See celebrity homes Your helicopter will land on an exclusive and private mountaintop Picnic basket with cheese and fruit plus refreshments of choice Plenty of photo oppo""
From $475.00

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Metro Art~ Memorial Station

I bet not too many folks are aware of this, but many of the stations have art located at each of the stations. Memorial Park has a piece of art by John Valadez in honor of the area's earliest...
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Jan 12, 2014

Einstein & Beyond

By Artist Gifford Myers, incorporating such images of Albert Einstein bicycling and smiling couldn't have been more interesting and fun. The photos image come from the Pasadena archives, but I don't...
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Jan 12, 2014

Batchelder Tile Fountain

Dedicated in 1932 by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War to American War Mothers. Inscribed: “Dedicated To Our Mothers By Daughters Of Union Veterans Of The Civil War 1861 – 1865”. The...
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Jan 12, 2014

Levitt Pavilion

Named for the Mortimer Levitt Foundation that granted funds to the City of Pasadena to restore the beauty back to Memorial Park. The Gold Shell it was called back then was built in 1930s for community...
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Jan 12, 2014

Civil War Memorial

Dedicated Memorial Day, 1906 Inscribed: “Erected By The Citizens of Pasadena To Perpetuate The Memory Of The Defenders Of The Union ’61 to ‘65”.Located at Memorial Park, N. Raymond Ave and Walnut,...
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Jan 12, 2014

Pasadena Public Library 1890-1927

The plaque reads: The stone memorial on this site represents the only remaining portion of the second Pasadena Public Library, an impressive castle-like structure built in the Romanesque architectural...
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Yaqui
Jan 12, 2014

Vietnam Veterans Memorial City of Pasadena

We remember those who gave their lives and those who remain missing. Vernon Brackins * Bruce Brogoitti * James Carter * David Cash * Dale Chamberlain * Michael D'Aiello * Walter Davis * Timothy Duncan...
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Jan 12, 2014

St. Andrew Church

St. Andrew Church, an architectural masterpiece built in 1927, was the inspiration of Monsignor John McCarthy and architect Ross Montgomery. The Romanesque church tower and facade are replicated from...
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Jan 12, 2014

Castle Green 1898

Built by Col. George G. Green in 1898 and designed in Moorish, Spanish, Victorian styles by Architect Frederick I. Roehrig. Its purpose was to provide wealthy tycoons a place to escape long winter...
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Jan 12, 2014

Robison Monuments

These enormous bust are dedicated to the Robison Brothers, not just due to there accomplishments, but there dedication to the City of Pasadena their home. Located near the statues is a historical...
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Jan 12, 2014

City Hall 1927

Completed in December 27 1927 at the cost of $1.3 million, this beautiful building is said to represent other historical structures from around the world; Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, the Hotel...
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Yaqui
Jan 12, 2014

Architectural Tour-Lombardy Road

This was the first of the 10 architectural tours that the Pasadena Visitors and Convention Bureau put together that I drove, later in the afternoon I also drove through Oak Knoll. The tours have route...
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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Pasadena Convention Center

There's always something going on at the Pasadena Convention Center and it's even bigger now that they have added some new buildings. Some of the events they have is the chocolate festival, gem and...
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Norton Simon Museum

World class collection of art without being numbing. This is a very comfortable museum to check out some examples of some the greatest artists. From El Greco and Raphael, bove to the17th & 18th...
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Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is a nice little museum that won't take you all day to visit. I visited the museum some 40+ years ago when it was fairly new with my parents. So, to visit it once again was...
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Tuolumne

If you are driving from California and into Yosemite, you would see the sign Tuolumne Meadows and then park there at the side of the road and join the crowd of people trying to get great pics of the...
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Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl is a great place to see just about anything! I have seen UCLA football games here, 4th of July fireworks show and even a "Rose Bowl" football game. Parking can be a little frustrating as...
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The Huntington

Absolutely gorgeous gardens where you can escape from the hectic, congested city. We only had time to visit the Japanese and Chinese gardens (and pass through the rose gardens, but out of season), but...
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