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benchi.jpgJust in case you’re wondering, yes, I had a little time on my hands while in Claremont recently. It’s a cute little college town with a lot of character and so I had every intention of incorporating a photo safari into my visit but, Southern California traffic being what it is, I got there just as the light was fading. I’ll admit I was feeling pretty disappointed by the time this luminous bus-stop bench finally caught my eye. Pretty!

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windowi.jpgAnother Heritage Square selfie, this one taken with the beautiful William Hayes Perry Residence behind me. Built in 1876, in the then-fashionable neighborhood of Boyle Heights, it was, in its day, considered to be one of the finest and most expensive homes in Los Angeles.