To start with, I collect here photos from walks that I have led.
August 24, 2013: Southeast Berkeley My first walk for Berkeley Path Wanderers. The Doxie house, the Tsui fish house, murals along the way, the Wall of Democracy on Pardee, a dark satanic mill, and Karl and Cate’s house and Dwight/King highway sign building.
March 2, 2014: Northeast Berkeley It rained but we persevered. Highlights included the Buddhist shrine on Arch Street, Bruce Dodd’s fantastic giant orange rescued from Chowchilla, Buldon Seka’s giant ceramic freaks, and the rusty saxophone-playing skeleton on Marin.
A DIY guide to the northeast Berkeley walk.
November 2, 2014: Telegraph Avenue An admitted mission creep, we walked Telegraph from Derby to Bancroft, looking at the Telegraph of today and imaging the Telegraph of years gone by.
Seventh Grade at TBS Goes Quirky In January, 2015, the seventh grade at The Berkeley School went for a Quirky Berkeley exploration of the neighborhood just south of the school. They took the photos and created this post about their walk.
Northwest Berkeley: May 9, 2015 We hoofed about four miles from North Berkeley BART north to Marin and back. Five major quirk manifestations plus the Obama Thumbs Up mural plus a couple small worlds. Best of show? Winged Victory of Samothrace.
Orinda Hiking Club: September 26, 2015: We repeated the May Path Wanderers walk, adding a jaunt up Cedar to the see Peter Mitchell’s car-part bug sculptures. A great day. Learned about the surfing turtle from Christina and the zebra garage doors from Jeff Carlock. Big fun.
The Ashby Corridor: April 3, 2016. Starting at Adeline and Emerson, we went a little west and then west to Shattuck, sought to the Dry Garden Nursery, then up to College. Lots of Bulwinkle. Great interaction with quirkophiles along the way.
Blue sky. Warm-ish. A good group of hardcore Berkeley-lovers. Walking together and talking. A benefit for the library. Perfect!
We celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday with a jaunt along Ashby and Shattuck. Lots of Bulwinkle, Marcia Donahue’s garden, and Julie Partos.
So – 50 years since the Summer of Love. It was more of a San Francisco thing that a Berkeley thing, but here – history lite of our town in that year, mostly courtesy of the Barb.