Friday, August 25, 2006

John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #126: Where You Live

"Where we love is home. Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, "Homesick In Heaven"

Your Weekend Assignment #126: What is the most interesting thing about where you live? "Thing" in this case would be a famous landmark, a famous current celebrity or historical personage from your home town or county, a notable celebration or sports event... basically, anything that makes where you're from interesting and unique.

Extra Credit: Are there any books that feature your home town (or someplace nearby) in any way?

-John Scalzi (By The Way)

Where do I begin? LOL. I have shared quite a bit about Berkeley. Showed you the art about town, the awesome Berkeley Marina, the views of San Francisco, and I have shared a little about the quirkiness, that makes Berkeley never boring. From the minute you reach the city limits, you know you have arrived in a unique town, that can be super chic one moment, and completely retro the next. Berkeley has an energy to it, probably because of the university. This time of year is my favorite. School is back in session, and everyone is rested and ready to take on college life.
It is a special place, and I could go on and on, so how about I show you in pictures. :)

Autumn in Berkeley

The Berkeley Couches

The Frat House Shoes

The pizza from my favorite pizza place, The Cheeseboard Collective. Amazing pizza and a cheese shop that sells about 500 varieties of cheese. YUM! :)

The Berkeley Repertoire Theatre

The Addison street Art Walk " Poetry Plates"

The Sather Gate entrance to the University of California Berkeley campus.

The Sunrises over the East Bay Hills

The Sunsets at the Berkeley Pier

The music and poetry readings, "How Berkeley Can You Be?" day, the wonderful assortment if restautrants along Shattuck avenue, the Peoples Garden, the Poetry Garden, the public art, the street vendors along Telegraph avenue, the Peace Wall, and the beautiful Claremont Hotel, are more of the sites that make Berkeley a beautiful and unique place to live. I love it here. :)

Extra Credit: There have been many books set here in Berkeley and the Bay Area in general. One such book is, "Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Bay Area resident, Jack London. The book is a collection of short stories, set on the San Francisco bay, during the years of the author's youth.

"Sather Tower"
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, California
November, 2005
7:00 AM

Note: Nzforme, you are absolutely correct. My goodness, if anyone finds out about my error...I will be kicked lock, stock and cat right out of Berkeley! YIKES! Don't tell anyone, ok? Thanks for the head's up. If I had actually gone there, I would probably have gotten it right. We tend to get a bit lax around here. LOL.


Gaboatman said...

Great job on this assignment, Carly! The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce owes you a debt of gratitude. You really make me want to visit this town.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how attractive it is there! My favorite pictures were of the trees in fall, tne park and partsof Ca.State U. campus!

Nzforme said...

Lovely entry. But unless things have vastly changed or they got it wrong on my diploma, it's the University of California, Berkeley.

The California State system is a different set of schools altogether. :)

Kelly said...

I'm gonna have Sam pick me up on the way - it looks wonderful!

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Karen Funk Blocher said...

I love the autumn shot and the archway and, well, all of the ones that actually loaded for me on dial-up. Good night!