Once upon a time the Seventh Grade at TBS decided to take a Quirky Berkeley walk. For two hours they walked and talked (especially Andrew) and photographed. The student who spotted something quirky took the photo. These photos are the Very Best that they took. The ostrich and the pink car were the class favorites.
Here they are, the TBS Class of 2016 in front of a quirkily painted house.
And here is what they saw:
Look who’s that hiding in the shadows!
The blurry edge effect! Discovered by Anne.
What is quirky about this?
It is the intersection of Acton and Acton.
It is a street called a “Crescent.”
And it shows what color street signs are in Berkeley. They are different colors in different cities which is one way you can tell if you have crossed into another city.
We saw a few other quirky signs.
Back to other quirky things –
We saw this quirky greenhouse on the roof at Bancroft and Acton.
Gary Rosenberg lives in the house. He came out and told us about all the great environmental things he is doing with his house. He told us that he would take us up on the roof but we ended up using our time listening to him teach us about the environment.
On Bancroft there are walls that look like they could be from a castle.
This is from the Berkeley Youth Alternatives community garden:
Walking down Bancroft, Andrew was struck by the grids formed by this porch. For what it is worth, the official Quirky Berkeley Standards include grids as quirky. Good job Andrew!
That one is quirky in anybody’s book.
One last mishmash of quirkiness was at 1267 Addison, just west of the back gate into the school.
Aside from the pink car (above), we saw three other quirky vehicles:
We think that there must be a lot of stories that go with this bus.
When we got back to the school we looked at our school.
When you think about it, our school is quirky. It used to be a train station.
Somebody even made a model of the station! We still call the main room of the school the depot.
Then it was a restaurant.
No wonder we are quirky!
We learned a lot on our walk. Mostly we learned how to keep your eyes open when you are walking. There was nothing fancy or really quirky about the neighborhood that we walked through, but as you can see from the photos there were many quirky things to see.
This page was created by three seventh graders – Andrew, Anne, and Lucas. What does my friend think about the job that they did with the photos and the post?