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Tournament of Roses
posted: December 29, 2008
The LA Times ran a few sketchbook drawings about the transformation my Pasadena neighborhood goes through during the holiday season leading up to the Rose Parade. A village of activity springs up as bleachers and TV towers loom over the homes and apartment houses along Orange Grove Blvd. Homeowners line their front yards with folding chairs and camping equipment. Thousands of people sleep overnight to get a good spot to watch the parade on New Year's Day.
I usually sleep until 10 and miss the whole thing.
10 comments
Steve Brodner December 29, 2008
Paul: I love these. Hail hail LA Times and bless it. May it figure out its problems. Let all media sit down together! Happy New Year, Steve
Paul Cohen December 29, 2008
Thats my neighborhood too. I stay as far away from Orange Grove and Colorado as I can. Love the artwork!
Paul Cohen December 29, 2008
Thats my neighborhood too. I stay as far away from Orange Grove and Colorado as I can. Love the artwork!
S.M. Vidaurri December 29, 2008
Great work, it's interesting to see how every subject is altered differently for its temporary role in the parade. I like the last the best, the no standing sign in front of this huge construction... there's something contradictory about it.
David Flaherty December 29, 2008
Go Penn state! Nice reportage!
Tim OBrien December 29, 2008
Your pens must love you. Great drawings.
kevin dart December 30, 2008
aha great sketches! i live on orange grove as well, but always miss the parade
Christoph Hitz December 31, 2008
Paul, Shorts, palm trees and not a single snowflake, that's just plain wrong. Great reportage.
Owen Freeman January 1, 2009
These are great Paul, almost makes me wish I was still in Pasadena today to enjoy it pre-garbage-explosion.
dave jien January 7, 2009
paul, these are some great drawings, i havent been to your blog for a while and i was pleasantly surprised with all the new work. I esp. like the scaffolding drawing, i always trip out on those when they build the bleachers.
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