Drawn to the Rose Parade
As year’s end nears, the turn-of-the-last-century architecture that still stands along South Orange Grove Boulevard, above, becomes a mere backdrop for the annual spectacle that is the Tournament of Roses Parade.
A look at a dwarfed complex at Del Rosa Drive, right, captures the essential feel, if not the actual height, once the scaffolding moves in.
A TV tower and A-list seats, below left, mark ground zero: Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards.
For a fortunate few, living along the boulevard — where floats, bands and horses queue overnight — provides a front-row seat to the action, below right.