Walker Wall at Pomona College started out completely whitewashed, ready for new news. I don’t think that Banksy really Wuz Here, though.
Art at the Last Drop Cafe
Another Little Free Library popped up on 10th Street.
Claremont UCC celebrated 23 years of becoming an Open and Affirming Congregation.
Rocco the Raccoon at Trader Joe’s is already showing of his Halloween Costume.
We’ve had lots of construction on the streets lately.
And a cloud photo, just because.
The eucalyptus trees lining College Ave are not only vertically layered along the street, but the bark peels off in layers.
The Tom Otterness fountain, Matriculated Nature, in the Laemmle Plaza presents a maze of layers for viewing and splashing pleasure.
via Photo Challenge: Layered
This photo popped up on the “You Know You’re From Claremont If You….” Page yesterday.
This summer the Claremont Post Office landscaping was looking pretty sad.
Now it looks better, but we are waiting for the plants to grow for the final effect.
The prompt Waiting offers many opportunities for photography.
Waiting to be served at Augie’s Coffee Roasters and Le Pain Quotidian
Waiting for 21 Choices to finish remodeling its Foothill Blvd. location. In the meantime, visit 21 Choices in the Village.
These pumpkins at Sprouts are waiting to become jack-o-lanterns.
via Photo Challenge: Waiting
Here are some of the exhibits on view in Claremont in September, all of which were open on Claremont’s First Friday Art Walk.
The Claremont Museum of Art’s current exhibition is called Carnival Seekers.
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce features works by three residents of Pilgrim Place.
The Claremont Heritage exhibition features a retrospective of works by Barbara Beretich in the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center.
In remembrance of 9/11, local artist Eleanor Scott Meyers has a small exhibit of watercolors with a big impact. In the Sumner Room at Claremont UCC, these seven works will be on view for the month of September. Meyers spoke about her work and how creating art (through various mediums, including writing, photography, and music) can help heal.
Here Meyers explains how her artistic license allowed her to put the Statue of Liberty in this alternative location.
Click on each photo for a better view, or visit them in person to enjoy their full impact.
Last week was the hottest week I can ever remember since living in Claremont. And that is 31 years. It’s one thing when the dry heat gets up to 105-110 degrees during the day, but when it only gets down to 80 at night, well, that’s really awful. To make matters worse for us, our air conditioner was broken for the entire week. So we had to find ways to beat the heat.
Ride Bikes at the Beach
In 2012 we had a great day riding at the beach, so we thought we’d finally try it again. The winds were very strong, so we didn’t make it all the way to Bolsa Chica, but we did enjoy the landscape of Huntington Beach.
Go to the Mall
I usually go to the mall once every few years, but I found it a great place to get in a few thousand steps and look at the art that has been going up in the past year.
Go to the Library
This time I spent a few quality afternoon hours in the Honnold Library Cafe at the colleges. It’s a popular place, but I still managed to find a place to plug in my laptop and get some work done.