Continuing the doorway theme from last Friday’s post, this doorway is attached to California Pizza Kitchen in Chino Hills, California. I had never experienced the food at California Pizza Kitchen until very recently, always fearful that a restaurant famous for BBQ chicken pizza could not get pizza right, after all, I always knew that pizza was not pizza if it did not have tomato sauce and pepperoni as at least two of its components. I was however pleasantly surprised last year when I enjoyed a pizza in the designer pizza genre featuring leaks courtesy of Wolfgang Puck. Based on this experience we decided to give California Pizza Kitchen a try recently. Judy opted for tradition with a pepperoni and sausage pizza, I chose the wild mushroom pie, it came with three kinds of fresh mushrooms (never, ever soil a pizza with canned mushrooms), fontina cheese and a hint of garlic, on a thin crust. That pizza was Heavenly, the crust was light but had a good chew on it, the mushrooms were luscious and complimented by the melted cheese and the garlic. We washed our pizzas down with a bottle of ice cold Riesling, and have added California Pizza Kitchen to our rotation.
I love these doors, I love the drama of the entire threshold. This is the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), Pomona College, Claremont, California. The Mission style building was designed by Myron Hunt and built in 1915. It had it latest renovation in 2001. The building was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Appleton Shaw Bridges in honor of their daughter Mabel Shaw Bridges ’08, who died after an illness in 1907.
A doorway leading to 165, 167 and 169 North Glendora Avenue, Glendora, California. What worlds lie behind this doorway? You will have to pass through the portal to find out.
This is another angle on Le Cordon Bleu at the corner of Green and Oakland in Pasadena, California. This is a side entrance on the Oakland side of the building. I like the framing elements around the doorway and the windows and the reflection of the church in the window. While we were capturing these images culinary students were scuttling between this building and an adjacent campus half a block away, up on Colorado Boulevard.
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The blog has returned to Orange, California this week as I explore this painterly style. The assistance I speak of in the title of this post is the “paint job” I did on the building housing the Assistance League. The actual color was a dull white and I thought the walls needed a color to set off the green door and window trim. I find this coloration bright and hopeful which seems apropos for an organization called “Assistance” League.
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