Tracing the Remains of Busch Gardens – Photos

We had a great time exploring the remains of Pasadena’s Busch Gardens on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Made some new friends, found a secret guest book, and even got invited in for a private look at one of the most impressive remnants of the Gardens! Thanks for walking with me!

Photos by Sarah Emery Bunn


Tracing the Remains of Busch Gardens – 1/28/18

midwinterinbuschgardensSunday January 28, 2018 | 2PM
Meet at 2PM at the southwest corner of Arlington & Orange Grove.

Pasadena’s Busch Gardens is long gone, but thanks to a great article/item at KCET recently, we are going to take a walk to see the hidden remains of this piece of our city’s history. This won’t be a long or very vigorous walk, just a chance to explore and walk and talk!

Approximate Route:

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From Petrea Burchard: “Hi everyone. In 2010 I wrote a series of posts about some of the sights in Busch Gardens. These were on the blog where I posted every day for about 5.5 years, Pasadena Daily Photo.”


Thoughts on CicLAvia Pasadena

(here they come…marching to the beat of the Muir HS drum corps)

Some thoughts on yesterday’s big event… As a pedestrian I am lucky that I can walk on the sidewalks of Pasadena at any time and feel safe, and enjoy the businesses and sights. I imagine was a lot more novel/exciting for cyclists to be in the street without worrying about cars. I enjoyed the walk and all the people, but frankly, it didn’t seem like it was an event for pedestrians.

I did think it was a great event and it was nice to see all those people out and about exploring our city’s streets at lower speed. When I first heard about it I had a hard time wrapping my head around why I should think it was cool, but definitely gave it a chance. I just feel that as a pedestrian it wasn’t aimed at “us” so didn’t feel as cool/unusual as it probably did for the cyclists.

It would have been nice if there was a lane for pedestrians in the street. Although the event organizers were very clear it was an event for all non-motorized participants, because of all the bikes I didn’t feel comfortable walking in the street. Most cyclists were respectful, but I felt in the way and just a little unsafe just the same.

What did you think of CicLAvia? I’m particularly interested in the thoughts of those who participated as a pedestrian rather than a cyclist.