Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pasadena City Hall

I neither live nor work in Pasadena any longer, but I've done both, and I've never strayed too far afield. I painted the Pasadena City Hall last weekend, and here it is. My painting looks a little unfinished, but the paint dried fast in the extreme heat of the day. This city hall is a magnificent and monumental building, constructed over four years in the 1920s as the centerpiece of a 3 1/2 million dollar civic center. It is presently in the later stages of a massive renovation. The city hall has 235 rooms, which I find to be a staggering number. Most things with that many rooms are hotels or hospitals.

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