An Interlude Between Storms
24 January 2010
Photographs by Neil Mishalov
Camera: Canon S90
A short break from the almost constant rain and wind this last week. The forecast is for rain again later today through Tuesday. We can use all the rain we can get. After a three year drought we need a replenshment of water.
This 11 image panorama was taken from the Berkeley Marina. Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island, Alcatraz Island and Angel Island are visible.
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Schoolhouse Creek. This informational photo was taken near the frontage road located on the west side of Highway 80. Schoolhouse Creek flows east to west mainly between Virginia Street and Cedar Street. The great majority of the creek is underground and flows beneath single family homes.
This picture says it all. Schoolhouse Creek is hidden from view, encased in concrete and denied the ability to interact with sunlight. A very sad picture. FREE SCHOOLHOUSE CREEK (remember, this is Berkeley!)
Another view of the mouth of Schoolhouse Creek.
The Berkeley Pier. When originally constructed in 1909 it extended 3.5 miles into San Francisco Bay. Currently only the first 3000 feet are maintained and open to the public for fishing and sightseeing. Starting in 1927, prior to the construction of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge, automobile ferry service went from the end of the 3.5 mile Berkeley pier to a pier in San Francisco.
Interstate 80, looking north. Picture taken from the recently constructed pedestrian and bicycle Highway 80 overpass. Ahead is the Berkeley University Avenue vehicular overpass and the freeway off-ramp. Albany Hill is visible in the distance.
Amtrak train heading south towards Oakland. Picture taken from Camelia Street. One day that decrepit former manufacturing facility will be renovated and turned into housing or light-manufacturing. You heard it here first!