Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Dodgers' announcer Vin Scully is the 2014 parade's grand marshal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Members of the Rose Parade's royal court wave to spectators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Confetti spews from NBC's "The Voice" float during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The Wells Fargo entry in the Rose Parade features actors in 1940s costumes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A colorfully dressed dancer rides with the Indonesian government's "Wonderful Indonesia" float during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Cal Poly Universities' Rose Parade entry, "Bedtime Buccaneers," showcases the 2014 parade's theme, "Dreams Come True."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A woman in a colorful costume rides aboard the Indonesian government's "Wonderful Indonesia" float during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band plays a number while marching down Colorado Boulevard during the 2014 Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Confetti swirls around the "Stellabrate Good Times" float by Stella Rosa Wines during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Flashy Ferrari jumps off the back of trainer Chris Perondi on the Lucy's Amazing Rescue Dogs float during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Police officers and deputies accompany the SeaWorld float, "Sea of Surprises, " which had attracted protests over the alleged mistreatment of killer whales.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Danny Leclair, center, and Aubrey Loots, right, throw flower petals into the air after getting married on a float during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A PETA activist is arrested as he protests the SeaWorld float, "Sea of Surprises, " during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Glendale's "Let's Be Neighbors" entry featured celebrity bear Meatball.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Danielle White and her son, Nehemiah, watch the 125th Rose Parade on Colorado Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Samantha Valle, left, and Steve Collier twirl a rope for Rox Steady on the Lucy's Amazing Rescue Dogs float during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Dole Foods' "Sunrise at the Oasis" float won the coveted Sweepstakes award in the 2014 parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Western Asset Management Co.'s Rose Parade entry, "So close, yet Safari Away," makes its way down Orange Grove Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The Wells Fargo parade float features an actor depicting astronaut Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Kaiser Permanante's Rose Parade entry, "First Steps to Total Health," features colorful gigantic babies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Rose Parade entries make their way down Colorado Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Sierra Madre's entry in the 2014 Rose Parade is titled "Catching the Big One."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Western Asset Management Co.'s Rose Parade entry, "So close, yet Safari away," glides down Colorado Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Geronimo is balanced on the feet of trainer Samantha Valle on the Lucy's Amazing Rescue Dogs float during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Costumed actors strut down Colorado Boulevard during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The Liberty High School Grenadier Band from Bethlehem, Pa., marches in the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Fans photograph falling confetti from NBC's "The Voice" float during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Security personnel can be seen near the SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment float. Security was beefed up this year, in the wake of national tragedies such as the Boston Marathon bombing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Tessanne Chin, center, the winner of NBC's singing competition, "The Voice," is accompanied by Season 5 artists Will Champlin, right, and Jacquie Lee during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The driver of Trader Joe's Rose Parade entry, "Relish Your Dreams," gives two thumbs up during the New Year's Day event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Hip-hop dancers cheer on Rose Parade officials, including Cheryl MacPherson, as they ride by on scooters before the start of the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

A Michigan State fan is among the hundreds of thousands of spectators along the Rose Parade route. Viewers were treated to a two-hour parade of floral floats, marching bands and high-stepping equestrians.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

La Cañada Flintridge's Rose Parade entry is titled "Dog Gone!"

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The Donate Life entry, "Light Up the World," won the theme trophy in the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Glendale's 2014 Rose Parade entry, "Let's Be Neighbors," showcased some local wildlife.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Western Asset Management Co.'s entry, "So close, yet Safari Away," makes its way down Orange Grove Boulevard at the start of the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The Shriners Hospitals for Children float was titled "Love to the Rescue."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Acrobats perform with pogo sticks at the close of the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation float is titled "Loving Dreams ... Adopt a Shelter Pet."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Mariela Olazaban keeps her arms around her daughters, Ashley, 5, left, and Rosa, 7, during the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Gist of Ft. Bliss, Texas, shares a moment with his 1-year-old daughter, Saphira, just before the start of the 125th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A rider with the Martinez family twirls a lasso during the 2014 Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A member of the Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band marches down Colorado Boulevard during the New Year's Day event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A dancer performs on the "Stellabrate Good Times" float entry from Stella Rosa Wines during the 2014 Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The Rosemount High School Marching Band from Minnesota performs in the 2014 Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A dancer performs on Stella Rosa Wines' float, titled "Stellabrate Good Times."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca rides a horse down Colorado Boulevard during the 2014 Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Riders on Donate Life's Rose Parade entry, "Light Up the World," wave to the crowd.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Rose parade festivities get underway along Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Nothern Californians ponder a separate state

Northern Californians ponder a separate state

Farmers, ranchers and onetime loggers were among those who packed a church community room here in August to listen to a former state lawmaker convey his vision of a cleaved —...   View Post»

   

The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade | Jan. 1, 2014

Pictures in the News | September 24, 2012

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Philippines, where residents were throwing stones and bottles at anti-riot police as a demolition team cleared an informal settlers...   View Post»

   

Libya by Sinco

Journalists plan exit as rebellion in Libya collapses

[Updated March 16: Sinco and correspondents Jeffery Fleishman and David Zucchino stayed for another day to cover the conflict. Meanwhile four journalists, including two...   View Post»

   

Cholera hits Haiti

Cholera outbreak hits Haiti

An outbreak of cholera in Haiti following Hurricane Tomas has caused suffering and death in the disaster-stricken country, still reeling from the effects of the...   View Post»

The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade | Jan. 1, 2014

In its 125th year, the Rose Parade detoured into debates over same-sex marriage and captive killer whales. Otherwise, the parade stayed largely on script, delivering its traditional mix of small-town wholesomeness, Hollywood-style entertainment and corporate sponsorship.

Treated to clear skies and warm air, thousands crammed street curbs and bleachers along the parade’s 5 1/2-mile route through Pasadena on Wednesday for the annual procession of marching bands, equestrian groups and elaborate floats crafted of roses, flowers and all manners of produce. Many had braved chilly temperatures, camping out overnight to secure good views of the two-hour morning spectacle.

For most of the spectators, pageantry carried the day. People clapped as mounted cowboys from the Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team swirled lassos over their heads. Their reception paled in comparison, however, to the one given to singers on the float for the popular TV competition “The Voice.” Teens in marching bands from Japan, Panama and several area schools were interspersed with rolling, fragrant advertisements for a grocery chain, insurance company and various civic groups.

Helen Hernandez, 31, made the drive from San Francisco with her brother, 10-year-old daughter and mother, who had said wanted she to see the parade.

A small heater and blankets kept the family warm during their overnight camp out.

“I don’t know if I’d do this again. I like a little more comfortable of a setting,” Hernandez said. “I need my bed tonight.”

1 Comment

  1. January 1, 2014, 8:07 pm

    How dare Pasadena allowed a gay couple to get married on a float in front of millions. It ha d my five year old daughter asking about it. I am very upset.

    By: amanda

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published