Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Theme Day: My Street

~~Historic Kersting Court Shops - A Long-Standing Tradition~~
This photo is not actually of My Street, as in where I live, but is instead of My Street as in My Go-To Street.  This is the street where I go if I need to buy a gift.   The street where my husband and I go for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner (plus afternoon coffee!).  The street where we meet with friends and/or family.  Not to mention the street where I (very frequently) go when I need a good photo-op.  This last bit is evidenced in posts I've done on the following shops seen in this photo: Leonora Moss, Savor the Flavor, Baldwin Jewelers, Mother Moo Creamery, and Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Pub.  I've even gone so far as to feature that mailbox.  If we're splitting hairs though, as I'm prone to do, I actually have three streets besides the one where I live, that I consider "mine."  Sierra Madre Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue are the main streets in town.  Kersting Court, where this photo was taken, bisects the two.  Any of these three could be considered as "My Street" for all Sierra Madre residents.  I think most anyone in town would agree.

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30 comments:

  1. Great post for theme day, but I am now off to look at the atlas too see where in the world you are :)
    One thing about CDP my geography is improving...

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jo! This group is definitely good for our geography skills. :-) As a point of reference, we are right next door to Pasadena.

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  2. That's a nice black and white treatment of a lovely "go-to" street. Our shopping streets do become a sort of home away from home. I'm always thankful for long-lived storekeepers and businesses on streets like this.
    -Kim

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I really do love these kinds of shops. Gives you a sense of place. Thanks for visiting, too!

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  3. I remember how sweet that Savor the Flavor shop looked! Very lovely night shot this time round (so true how one can truly claim 'their' beloved streets!)

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    1. It really is a great store. I've already taken a couple of holiday-themed photos there!

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  4. Seems like a splendid street to me - my street is here.

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    1. Thanks - splendid it is! I enjoyed your street very much. Left a comment there.

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    1. I know you know it, Chieftess! Are you back from your travels?

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    1. That it is! Usually something going on, but when it's quiet it's pretty great too.

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  7. This is so fun to look at and reading your text to accompany is filled with lovely humour that reveals a little of you. Nice choice, Adele.

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    1. Oh... Thanks, LOL! I can always count on you to make me feel good! :)

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  8. It does not matter if it's not YOUR street, it seems to be the street where you spend most of your time LOL!

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    1. SO much time! :) We'd probably be richer without it, but life wouldn't be as much fun! Thanks for visiting, Eric!

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  9. I've never seen Sierra Madre Noir before. Lovely moody shot.

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    1. Thanks, Hiker! Sierra Madre Noir - I like that. If I was at all capable of doing things on purpose, I would make a series! I think it makes the block look haunted, and it probably is...

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  10. Wonderful picture indeed.

    Please have you all a kind new month ahead.

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    1. Thank, you, Robert. I believe yours was the most creative of them all... Enjoy your December!

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  11. A very cool interpretation of the theme. I like that... 'Go-to street'. Gives me ideas...

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    1. Glad you like it, Buck! It's definitely a Go-go street. Do you have one too?

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  12. Looks like a great street for a stroll.

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  13. It's a beautiful street. I love the sepia tone. It makes it look timeless.

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    1. It really is timeless. Just about the first business area in town, in the late 1800's.

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