With the help of Google Earth we like to give our slew of new readers a sense of where we live here in the inner city of Pasadena.
The specs: Lot: 66′ x 132′ Garden: ~3,900 sq feet
An 11 lane freeway runs within 100 yards of our backyard – the freeway noise (roar) is a constant reminder how much citified our environs are. A large private school borders our property on two sides (that green grassy area is there playground!) One of the major street arteries of Pasadena, Orange Grove Blvd is just a stones throw from our sidewalk.
Most folks assume we live in a suburban setting or on the outskirts of town. Folks don’t really quite grasp how urban we are. Yep, our little urban homestead is smack dab in the inner city! In fact within less than a 1/2 mile we have two major freeway that intersect, downtown Pasadena complete with outfits of the likes of Ambercombie & Finch, Gap and Tiffany’s. We are in walking distance (1.5 miles) of the Public Library and City Hall and the Rose Bowl.
Hope these bird’s eye view photos gives you and idea where our little urban homestead is in the city.
Fellow inner city urbanites, care to share your sense of place and city environs?
P.S. Beany just alerted us that Google has a STREET VIEW! Wow! Check it out, you can cruise our street without leaving your house!