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Stairway tread…

Monday, July 7th, 2008 by calixton

…at the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Actually, this photo is from one of the landings, but the steps have this same tread. My assumption is that this alternating metal and rubber (plastic? hard-packed sand? loose-packed sand?) pattern was designed for safety and durability. Unfortunately, the pattern has a mesmerizing effect, and makes the edge of […]

Celebrating Independence Day (cont.)…

Saturday, July 5th, 2008 by calixton

…with barbecue and fireworks. Miss T and I got back to Davis in time to catch some of the city’s pre-fireworks 4th of July festivities. Most importantly, we were able to visit the food booths for some barbecue—not the best barbecue, mind you (it was for a fundraiser), but 4th of July barbecue nonetheless. Prior […]

Celebrating Independence Day…

Friday, July 4th, 2008 by calixton

…with Chinese food. We arrived a little too late to catch Vallejo’s July 4th festivities—partially due to being blocked by American Canyon’s Independence Day parade route. Undaunted and full of patriotic fervor, Miss T, my folks, and I headed for Annie’s Panda Garden Restaurant. Annie’s is located at the bottom of a hillside with a […]

Early morning…

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 by calixton

…in the early summer. In keeping with the whole “Bay Area summers are cold” theme, I took this misty morning photo on campus today. The fog eventually burned off and the sun came out, but Berkeley peaked today at about 65°—hardly beach ball and bikini weather. At this time of year the difference in the […]

Summer in San Francisco…

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 by calixton

…is everything you’ve heard: foggy, windy, and cold. Miss T and I went to visit our good friend Pologirl on her last weekend in San Francisco (she’s gone back up to the Pacific Northwest). While it was scorching hot in the Central Valley, pretty much the whole peninsula from Twin Peaks down to Half Moon […]