There are a pair of west facing benches near this bridge where you can sit and watch the sun set over the freeway.
Thursday night, Erin, Superspark and I went to the South Pasadena farmers’ market and then to Firefly for their farmers’ market night sangria and tapas. Is anyone out there a regular at this market or Pasadena’s Saturday morning market? I like them both, but for different things. The Saturday morning market has more variety, but the Thursday night market is a good after-work place to go and relax.
South Pasadena farmers’ market
Thursday nights, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (in winter, it ends earlier at around 7:00 p.m.)
Meridian Avenue & Mission Street
South Pasadena Music feels like a third place. It’s a great place to buy an instrument and to take lessons, but it’s more than a store. It feels good to be there. It feels kind of like a low key community hub. When I walked in this week, they had a copy of the South Pasadena Downtown Redevelopment Plan on the counter, and people (including me) looked at it and got into discussions about it. It felt like something out of a Ray Oldenburg book.
Kathy of Aphrodite in Jeans likes it there, too.