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A Rosy Morning in Pasadena – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Pasadena

Rose Parade – 123rd – couldn’t take place on a more beautiful morning.  Sunny weather, high 70s, greeted visitors from around the world and the Pasadena locals and made for a spectacular parade route!

Excitement was building from stealth fighters flying overhead to the Pasadena police motorcycles getting the parade goers excited about the upcoming entertainment.  High spirits, many smiles and a great atmosphere greeted all.

Stealth Fighter - Rose Parade Flyover 2012
Stealth fighter flew overhead… so low and sooooo quiet… WOW!!!
Pasadena Police motorcycle squad
Pasadena Police motorcycle squad signals the beginning of the Rose Parade.

So here are some behind the scenes and the Rose Parade float photos that I’ve captured.  Enjoy!!!

Canterbury Records Pasadena Rose Parade
Folks getting best viewing spots at the top of Canterbury Records
Colorado and Lake Pasadena Rose Parade Viewing
Corner of Colorado and Lake
View down Colorado Blvd - Pasadena Rose Parade
View down Colorado Blvd with Good Year Blimp in the background
Le Cordon Bleu - Pasasdena Ca
Le Cordon Blue students get some of the best spots on the route.
View from above - Pasadena Rose Parade route
View from above – Pasadena Rose Parade route
Poop Picker Uppers
These guys follow the horse troupes and ensure the street is clean afterwards. They seem to be enjoying all the attention and have a fun attitude.
City of Alhambra Float - Rose Parade 2012
City of Alhambra’s float

Discover Float

Enchanted Paradise Float - Rose Parade 2012


Farmers Insurance Float


Rose Parade Float

Shell - Rose Parade 2012

Smoking Dragon - Rose Parade Float 2012

Surf's Up - Rose Parade 2012


Bible Rose Parade Float

Don’t forget that you can view the floats after the parade at Victory Park.  You can see all the floats immediately after the Parade from 1 pm until 5 pm and then again on January 3rd from 7 am until 5 pm. Please note that 7 am to 9 am is for special viewing needs admissions only.  All regular admissions are from 9 am until 5 pm.  Price is $10 per person.  Please refer to parking instructions and directions to Victory Park at the official Tournament of Roses site here.

READ MORE:  Pasadena Rose Parade Float Viewing

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