I was able to join my Thursday painting group at a french chateau overlooking the city of Pasadena. There is a famous arroyo park bridge and a view of the Ritz Carlton that is recognized everywhere and that's what they see from their back yard. Breathtaking is all I can say. One of the artists is also a masseause and her client had been the MIL of the owner of this fabulous home, so afterwards we were all invited to tour the first floor and look at their collection of early california paintings. Wow. Antiques everywhere. This home had been built around l9l2, with those high ceilings, and the black and white tiled floors. And 3 microwaves in the kitchen!