Stumbling Upon Pasadena’s Beautiful City Hall

Last Sunday, Patrick and myself met up with some friends for tea at a tea room in Pasadena. Wanting to get out and wear my vintage Gunne Sax dresses more, I opted for one, and in walking from the parking structure to the tea room we stumbled upon the gorgeousness that is Pasadena’s City Hall, and it felt like the perfect setting for my dress.

Me, standing in front of Pasadena City Hall, a tall, domed, Mediterranean style building, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Me, standing in front of Pasadena City Hall, a tall, domed, Mediterranean style building, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Inside the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall, with towers at the corners, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Inside the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall, with towers at the corners and a fountain, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Looking toward the main tower from within the courtyard.

Me, standing outside Pasadena City Hall, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Me, standing in front of Pasadena City Hall, a tall, domed, Mediterranean style building, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Inside the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall, with towers at the corners, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Me, standing outside Pasadena City Hall, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

The corners of Pasadena City Hall each feature a tower, with arched openings and scroll and shield work below them.

Me, sitting outside Pasadena City Hall, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Inside the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall, with towers at the corners and a fountain, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Me, standing outside Pasadena City Hall, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Inside the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall, with towers at the corners and a fountain, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

The courtyard of Pasadena City Hall, with a fountain in the middle and low, clean cut green hedges around.

Me, standing in front of Pasadena City Hall, a tall, domed, Mediterranean style building, wearing a long pale green dress with small white flowers.

Designed by Bakewell and Brown of San Francisco, Pasadena’s City Hall was completed in 1927, and is a hot place for photos in general. We spied what appeared to be some senior portraits being done, a quinceanera photo shoot, a cosplay photo shoot, as well as just general tourist photos being taken, as the building filled in for Pawnee City Hall in the NBC hit show Parks and Recreation.

Pasadena City Hall is located at 100 Garfield Avenue in Pasadena. While offices are of course closed on weekends, the grounds, including the courtyard are open during weekends and are a perfect time to visit.

Outfit
Gunne Sax Dress: I honestly don’t remember!
Shoes: American DuchessΒ 

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