22 August 2011

A Little Bit of France...in Pasadena

Nestled against the foothills of the San Gabriel mountain range, the city of Pasadena, just 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, offers an impressive diversity of activities: movie theaters, parks, restaurants, museums, parades...and shopping, of course.

Whether catching a foreign film or just going for a bite to eat, discrete little signs pop up frequently enough to remind one of France, and that the French culture is a influential part of what gives Pasadena its unique charm.

Place Vendôme, an upscale jewelry store.

The French language school of Pasadena.

Protesting against tax breaks for large corporations. Seeing this somehow made me feel like I was back in France.

A café serving French and continental cuisine.

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