Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is famous for its Old Pasadena shops lining its sidewalks.
By News Desk
On New Year’s Eve 2021, we started strolling the famous Boulevard. It began to resemble a war torn zone. People bring all kinds of stuff to make their overnight stay bearable in anticipation of the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.
The Parade on the Boulevard will be beamed out to more than 125 countries all over the world. The parade returns this year amid a new COVID surge, raising concerns of becoming a major Super Spreader event in the area along with the Rose Bowl Game.
Our stroll took a turn
Two families lounging on the Boulevard were heard discussing one of the kids’ constant coughing. “The weather did a number on us. We visited the beach few days ago and it was windy and cold. Today, the youngest one got it real bad and we all started coughing.” Did you get tested, we asked. “We will get tested when we get back home (…). The kids have to get tested before going back to school.” Are you going anywhere after the Parade? “Of course, we’re going to the Game!” the Dad answers back. Can we take their photos? And they decline.
The Boulevard is jammed packed with cars. Residents and visitors are advised to take Green and Union (one way streets) as they’re designed to alleviate traffic.
Our photographer felt uneasy being in the area and we decided it was time to leave.
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