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Four hours in Claremont

A gallery of places to visit in Claremont

Artist Art Mortimer created a giant mural of historic street scenes in Claremont Village on the wall of the paseo at 123 Yale in the city of Claremont, 30 miles east of Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The unique collection of old, restored buildings house record stores, antique shops, cafes and a bakery. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
The Claremont Museum of Art is housed in the Claremont Depot, where a trackside clock keeps passengers on time for departures in the Claremont Village. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
The entrance to Viva Madrid in Claremont, Calif.  (Viva Madrid)
Fruit tarts from Creme Bakery in Claremont, Calif. (Creme Bakery)
Sandwiches from Creme Bakery in Claremont, Calif. (Creme Bakery)
Creme Bakery in Claremont, Calif. (Creme Bakery)
Customer Steven Russell carries two sunflower bouquets through the Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market in the heart of the Claremont Village in the city of Claremont. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
Gravlax from Walter’s Restaurant in Claremont, Calif. (Walter’s Restaurant)
Claremont Village in the city of Claremont is 30 miles east of Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The unique collection of old, restored buildings house record stores, antique shops, cafes and a bakery. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
Rows of historic homes adorned in gingerbread are within walking distance of Claremont Village in the city of Claremont. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
The Majestic Oak, estimated to be between 400 and 500 years old, is an ancient, site-native coast live oak with magnificent sprawling branches and a massive canopy in the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. (Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)
Visitors enjoy the profusion of yellow flowers of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s palo verde trees. (Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)
It takes a ladder to reach some of the records and posters on display at Rhino Records in Claremont Village. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
Video Paradiso in Claremont Village is one of the few video rental/sales stores in the state. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
A customer browses the selections at Video Paradiso in Claremont Village. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
Brian Griffith, owner of the Griffith Family Farms, tosses one of his Valencia oranges into the air in his booth at the Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market in the Claremont Village. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
A very patriotic message greets the customers at the Village Grill , a ‘50s diner in Claremont Village. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
The Folk Music Center Museum & Store is full of antique and modern instruments. ()
Claremont Village in the city of Claremont is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The unique collection of old, restored buildings house record stores, antique shops, cafes and a bakery. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
21 Choices employee Guin Silva works on one the store’s yogurt creations. There are 21 different combinations of toppings for your frozen yogurt, including sweets and potato chips at the 21 Choices store in Claremont Village in the city of Claremont. (Mark Boster/For the Times)
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