Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Verdugo Road


Brake here. Sopes can be a religious experience. Still waiting for The Word on the combination plate.




Steer clear of cannibals, no matter how cute.




This makes my morning commute.

39 comments:

  1. These are all on Verdugo in Altadena? Nice.

    There's a Pasadena pic I have to get. I've been meaning to get it for ages but now I have to get it, for you.

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  2. No, this is the Verdugo that hooks up to San Fernando Road and then Avenue 26. So I suppose it's Los Angeles. Maybe Glassell Park.

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  3. I have a friend who kept telling me to go to Verdugo Village to take pics. Is this where Verdugo Road is?

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  4. I seem to remember him saying it was in Highland Park. maybe?

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  5. Pat, I think it's west of Highland Park, and south of Glendale. East of workingclass and just a bit north of poverty.

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  6. You are just so darn funny! that was a good one...

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  7. I think you're right, because Verdugo feeds into a Cypress street. Whatever it is, it's far more intersting than a freeway.

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  8. Oh, okay. If you get on it in Glendale it parallels the 2 (heading south). After you cross the 2 it parallels Eagle Rock Blvd. until it runs into San Fernando Road.

    I love Google maps.

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  9. Seems to me food's an appealing medium for a religious experience. Sure, you could get more carnal. However, beats a near-death one, in any case.

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  10. I find it very unsettling that chickens eat chook meat. First thing I thought of when I saw the cannibal piggies.

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  11. More murals. These are fascinating, no matter what place they technically are in.

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  12. Feeling very spiritual these days? Is there something you need to tell us?

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  13. What delightful murals -- especially the pigs! Reminds me of the Mission District in San Francisco where there are lots of interesting murals and signs. There's even a similar pig painting on a shop selling yummy pork products. The happy pigs do give me pause though.

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  14. For the record, Verdugo Village is the two-block (or so) area along Verdugo Road at York Boulevard in Glassell Park. It was officially designated with its Village designation by Councilmember Jose Huizar this past Saturday. This came about from the efforts of the Glassell Park Improvement Association.

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  15. what a happy and beautiful family. The people too

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  16. I did have an alt cap for the pigs: My brother makes the stew, I just stir the pot.

    And now we know there is an official Verdugo Village since less than a week ago. Thanks, 66.

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  18. Now I'm hungry, and not for tofu.

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  19. Verdugo Road was once the major transportation corridor from the mountains to downtown Los Angeles. It was the historic road of trade between the Verdugo Rancho and the fledging Pueblo of Los Angeles.

    got that off of the Eastsider

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  20. I do love sopes. I think I'm getting hungry.

    wv: inablyo... I'm inablyo to think of anything but food right now. And coffee.

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  21. Verdugo Road is an on-again, off-again road from Glassell Park to La Canada. It's southern-most point is San Fernando Road near the tracks, and east of Glendale Blvd. It runs north through Glassell Park and parallels the 2 freeway. It enters Glendale and merges with Glendale Avenue near Glendale College. It splits again and parallels Canada Blvd. They merge again near Montrose. Verdugo Rd. veers east at Honolulu and goes up to Foothill Blvd in Glendale. I used to drive it every day before the Glendale (2) Freeway opened in 1978. I understand that before that occurred, Verdugo Rd in front of Glendale College had the heaviest traffic in LA County.

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  22. Been spendin' most our lives livin' in a gangster paradise

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  23. I'm lost, but the photos are delightful.

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  24. Don't worry, Bayside, just follow PA or DB because they always know the way around the mean streets. I'm going to fire up the canon powershot and take some more pictures tomorrow.

    Earl, I liked that tune when it first came out.

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  25. I'm salivating over all this geographical information, thanks, everyone. It's impressive that you take the time to park and photograph these beauties. More, please. (But I'm very puzzled about your commute, because it doesn't seem to be a very direct way into LA from Altadena.)

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  26. Don't follow me. Seems I'v gotten Verdugo confused with Chevy Chase. This despite a semester at Glendale Community college. I now realize that Verdugo was the site of a rather nice Trash Tuesday haul

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  27. 's ok, PA. DB gave beautifully detailed instructions. I'm going to follow that route top to bottom, soon. Bellis, a little out of the way, but not much -- included in post tomorrow.

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  28. That Verdugo street, and family before, prob also snakes it way thru Glendale.

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  29. Oh this is fun. Can we lunch there soon? :)
    V

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  30. Hahaha . . . like the alternate caption :)

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  31. These are all terrific and very good examples of all the little things that make daily life in LA much more pleasant than other parts of the country.

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  32. Well that certainly spurs the taste buds. Btw, my all-time food nirvana experience was a torta from a food truck in Brawley (Imperial County) back in February of '05 when hubby & I were there for the Salton Sea Bird Festival. Nothing tops buttered, flat-top grilled bolillo (French roll/crusty bread) with succulent carne asada. Just sayin...

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  33. At first glance I thought these were from Highland Park and that made me think of PA.

    I'm only familiar with Verdugo Road as an exit off the 2 as I'm rushing from point A to point B. That is so lame. These murals are a great way to brighten up your journey.

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  34. Susan, I think one post earlier was my hommage to PA.

    Cam, that must have been some torta. I'll have to experiment around this neck of the woods.

    WV: Redior. Something from the consignment store.

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  35. If you ever get lost in LA...just call DB!!!

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