My name is Anna Grazioli and I'm thrilled to be launching the Humans of Pasadena photoblog. I've lived and worked in Pasadena most of my life. It's a very beautiful and vivacious city full of interesting people from all walks of life. Whether you're walking through the historic district in Old Town Pasadena, taking a walk or a run around the Rose Bowl, or catching the latest at the Playhouse theatre, you can't help but notice the vibrance of the people taking part in those activities. The Pasadena community is truly one of a kind. That said, the stories posted here, will hopefully show you the differences, the challenges and the kindness and generosity of the fascinating people of Pasadena.