Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 2 March 2013

An Old Look at the New Arroyo Freeway

Archival color photo of cars along the Pasadena Freeway

Take Any Excuse to Tour the Pasadena Freeway in Los Angeles

We are not surprised when we find old photographs of cars and freeways around Los Angeles and Hollywood.  We take similar pictures ourselves on our private Los Angeles tours with our luxury tour guests from our custom van.  This archive shot looking north along what is the oldest freeway in California and the west, the Pasadena Freeway (also known as “The 110” and more recently renamed back to its original Arroyo Seco Parkway), shows the four tunnels below Chavez Ravine (Dodger Stadium) leading to Highland Park and Pasadena.  The major portion of the 8+ mile freeway was opened in 1940 and remains a beautiful, if somewhat sharply curved and treacherous, ride through the plush hillsides of the arroyo.  You definitely get the idea that the road was designed for fewer and slower automobiles.  Make a point to take the freeway if you are in the area and drive carefully.  Even better, let us do the driving while you enjoy the scenery!

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