Monday, December 31, 2012

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California


Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Scene of the Annual Football Classic

Each year the Tournament of Roses Association invites the western university whose team has made the most outstanding record during the season.  The university in turn invites its opponent of similar standing from the Big Ten.  The game played on New Year's Day is traditional and has become a national classic.  Over 101,000 football enthusiasts crowd this immense stadium for this famous event.  The Rose Bowl is also the setting for many community events and athletic contests throughout the year.
Of interest to the visitors are the 5,000 beautiful rose bushes, some 157 varieties, that encircle the stadium.

Ektachrome color by Fairchild Aerial Surveys

Curteich postcard, unused

2 comments:

ONeal said...

I'm not really a fan of college football, but that's interesting how the teams are chosen for the Rose Bowl game.

Also, I got curious and did a little reading online, and found out that the stadium is a National Historic Landmark and has hosted events for the '32 and '84 Olympics.

Good stuff! Ok, that's the last bit of info my brain will learn for this year. :)

Happy New Year!

9teen87 said...

good stuff!! thanks for letting me know.

Happy New Year to you and your family :D