One of the many perks of working at Bluebeam is that we have an awesome view of Pasadena, California’s famous Tournament of Roses Parade
. You see, our offices are located right along the parade’s route, and we conveniently have balconies. Smart design, eh?
Every year, a handful of Bluebeamers and their families welcome in the New Year by waking up at the crack of dawn, braving Pasadena’s crowded streets and trekking to Bluebeam to watch the parade. The theme for the 2011 parade was “Building dreams, friendships, and memories” and here are some pictures from the day:
Bluebeamers huddled on the balconies to get a great view of the Rose Parade.
Grand Marshall Paula Deen kicked off the festivities.
Soon the streets of Pasadena were filled with the sounds of marching bands.
A giant Spongebob on a float! How’s that for memorable?
The City of Sierra Madre’s “Suenos de California” float won the Governor’s Award.
Rotary International’s float featured bears from around the world.
It wouldn’t be a parade without horses…and if you look closely to the left, their “cleanup crew.”
The “cleanup crew strikes a pose!
After the parade the floats are parked so residents can get an up-close view. Here’s the City of La Canada Flintridge’s float titled “3-2-1 Dig.” The float design celebrates a new park being built in that community.
I couldn’t have said it better myself!
I hope you enjoyed our photos, and that you had a happy New Year. Cheers and keep on PDFin’!