Sunday, May 26, 2013

Insta What?!

Slowly, but surely I am fine tuning my knowledge of my new iPhone. It's turning to be out more useful than I imagined, but there are also a ton of frivolous features on it that I don't know how I ever lived without. Intstagram is one of them. For the last year or so I've heard about Instagram and admired the vintage inspired pics in sepia tones which it generates.

Last night I tried out this app for the first time when my husband and I went to the Hollywood Bowl. We frequent the Hollywood Bowl quite often this time of year. It is one of my favorite summer activities, as you can sit under the stars and gaze at the bowl and the iconic Hollywood sign, while listening to classical music from the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The icing on the cake is that they allow you to bring wine and your own picnic which makes the experience all the more enjoyable.

Instead of classical music, we saw Fleetwood Mac at the Bowl last night. I'm not so much a fan, but my husband is and the tickets were a Christmas present from me. Unfortunately you can't take glass or alcoholic into popular music concerts, yet the crowd (despite being mostly baby boomers) was much more boisterous than at the classical concerts, despite the extra security officers.

Anyway, while waiting for the bus, which takes you from Pasadena to the Hollywood Bowl, I decided to try out my new Instagram app and take some pics of the Pasadena City Hall. I also took one of the Hollywood Bowl while in our seats prior to the concert.

Above is the Hollywood Bowl. If you squint you can see the Hollywood sign in the background. There is also a lovely Jacaranda tree to the right which I'm obsessed with lately.

This is Pasadena City Hall during the daytime. If you watch the TV show, Parks and Recreation it should look familiar. They use images of the building for Pawnee City Hall in the show.

Coming home from the shuttle/bus which takes you to the Bowl I also shot Pasadena City Hall at night. In the background there is a full moon.


  1. Oooh, are you in Pasadena? My DH's aunt lives there. I think its such a great little city!

    I'm kinda addicted to instagram, although I think Rosie gets a lot of airtime on there. ;)

  2. Yes, I love Pasadena and live near by. It certainly has a lot of charm!

    I'm sure Rosie loves being an "instagram celebrity"!


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