Laurie Allee to Showcase 'South Pas: Observed'

The popular Patch columnist and photo blogger will display her work at Charlie's Coffee.

Beloved and South Pas blogger, , will be displaying a collection of work at throughout October—with a reception Saturday at the cafe from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Allee is calling the show "South Pas: Observed." And says longtime fans will likely recognize many of the photos adorning the coffee shop. 

"I started my daily photo blog, Glimpses of South Pasadena, in July of 2008 as a way to explore my new hometown. Now, almost 1,200 pictures later, I find that the City is no longer just a subject but a sort of muse," Allee told Patch.  

"The architecture, the heritage trees, the families, the sense of history and the feeling of lost time here never cease to inspire me to grab my camera. The photos in the exhibit at Charlie's represent some of the things I love most about South Pasadena."

In 2010, Allee was honored by Mayor Mike Ten with the —the city presents this award annually to individuals, organizations, and/or businesses who promote a positive image of the City beyond its borders.

You can also catch a feature on her photoblog in the September issue of Pasadena magazine. 

Allee's column for South Pasadena Patch, , explores a different facet of South Pasadena every month. Click on the videos to your right for some of her previous photo montages. 

Jon Allee September 29, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Congratulations Laurie!
Ron Rosen September 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM
Laurie rocks!
Pasadena Adjacent September 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM
Excellent to see Laurie Allee receiving a show . . . and at my favorite South Pasadena coffee house. Am looking forward to seeing her prints in the flesh. Congratulations dear, well deserved
David Gardner September 30, 2011 at 12:24 AM
Laurie's photography has done a lot to put South Pasadena on the Internet map over the past several years. Congratulations on getting a show!
Gretchen September 30, 2011 at 12:27 AM
Gretchen September 30, 2011 at 12:28 AM
Laurie's photography and writing have been a source of great inspiration and joy to me. She makes me see my home town in a completely new light as well as reminding me of the things I cherish here. I'm looking forward to seeing the exhibit!
Judy Williams September 30, 2011 at 12:47 AM
Congrats. If SP wasn't already on the national map, you have certainly given it many faces upon which people can gaze and learn. Sorry I can't be there to hand you a bouquet.
Dixie Jane Chapman September 30, 2011 at 12:57 AM
Laurie says it with outstanding words and photographs. They linger long after the pages are closed. The spirit in the corner is me, waiting excitedly to see the exhibit.
Petrea Burchard September 30, 2011 at 03:47 AM
I'm looking forward to the show and reception, can't wait to toast Laurie with a Charlie's latte!
Laurie Allee October 01, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Thank you so much for the kind words, everyone!
Mike Ten October 02, 2011 at 01:06 AM
Laurie had fun and tell your daughter the Mayor will be there when she wants.... it was nice to see Ron on neutral ground.....
Petrea Burchard October 02, 2011 at 04:02 AM
It was a pleasure to be there! I'm the lucky one because I get to post it on my blog tomorrow. (If I didn't have a personal rule about smiley faces I would post one right here...)
Laurie Allee October 02, 2011 at 05:45 AM
Thanks so much Mike and Petrea! And thanks to everyone else who came to the reception and made it such a special event. I really appreciate it.
Mike Ten October 02, 2011 at 06:07 PM
Petrea, it was very nice to have old fashioned "without technology" person to person conversation, and the same with Ron, it was a pleasure to TALK versus typing....
Mike Ten October 02, 2011 at 06:14 PM
Ron, just a follow up on another local Patch bloger and friend http://articles.latimes.com/1989-04-13/news/gl-1614_1_tennis-court-racquet-centre-tom-leonard
Petrea Burchard October 02, 2011 at 09:13 PM
I enjoyed meeting you, too, Mike. The best part about meeting people online is later on, when you get to actually meet them in person.
Kathy October 03, 2011 at 07:32 PM
WooHoo!!! Congratulations Laurie!!!
Laurie Allee October 04, 2011 at 12:47 AM
Thank you, Kathy!


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