Monday, February 8, 2010

reader request: san gabriel boulevard near huntington drive, san marino

Thanks to Kathy Rojas for the location request.

There's no denying the charm + beauty of the neighborhoods surrounding San Marino's beloved Huntington Botanical Gardens: impeccable homes of modest grandeur line sunny streets bursting with deep blue-green foliage. This manicured suburbia clearly shows its rural roots, as evidenced by its wide streets — streets I find a little odd. Take this road: it services a sleepy, very low density neighborhood whose residents (unlike their Angeleno counterparts) proudly maintain their sanity by driving at moderate speeds. Despite this small-town character, the road is built six cars wide; it's as if city planners were expecting the Daytona 500 to come barrelling through at any moment. Narrowing the street fits the tone of the area better and has the added bonus of creating tree tunnels, for an even woodsier feel. See it narrowed!
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