Friday, January 16, 2009

Views of Downtown From the Canyon City

Azusa, CA--Not far from Downtown Los Angeles is a western-themed town nestled against the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Incorporated in 1898, Azusa is one of the many scenic cities where highway travelers in the mid-century would stop in for a burger and a Coke along Route 66.

From Old Town Azusa (top photo), people can drive a few minutes up the canyon on HWY 39 and catch incredible views of our Southern California sunsets. The photo above was taken last night from within the canyon. LA’s skyline can be seen in the background.

6 comments:

magicpolaroid said...

interesting place!and great sunset!
ciao, Luis

Marc said...

Route 66, Southern California sunset, oh yeah!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I remember when those homes were being constructed. I rarely venture up that highway. I find the amount of graffiti depressing.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

That sunset shot is excellent! Love the downtown skyline in the distance, amazing!

JT said...

Graffiti: it happens in the canyon, along with dirty diapers and empty Budweiser bottles.

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

I don't know how you did this but you managed to make Azusa look like a cool old mining town up north.