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Emeryville Sights

Emeryville Memorial

Emeryville Memorial

 

Emeryville Dog-Walker
Emeryville Dog-Walker

Two days in Emeryville ~  two unique sights.

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Jackson Park ~ Alameda

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This lovely park is directly across from the Encinal Casual Carpool on Park Ave., Alameda.  Apparently, this bandstand is the oldest building in Alameda.  What a shame it’s not being used ~ but the water fountain is…

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Under the Overpass ~ Oakland

Under Hgwy 24 and BART

Under Hgwy 24 and BART

 

The Claremont & Hudson Carpool is located directly under the steely screeching of the  BART overpass and the constant rumble of  Hgwy24. Great protection for a hot or rainy day. But forget about  talking when the trains roll overhead and  join the din of freeway cars in a perfect ‘urban echo’ that caroms off the concrete.

Crosses of Lafayette

Crosses of Lafayette

Crosses of Lafayette

We stand in the muggy, partially overcast morning air at the Casual Carpool lane: our backs to the Lafayette BART parking lot – full of steel; we face the bucolic hillside where the wooden ‘Crosses of Lafayette’ have taken root.  No matter our feelings or opinions about the hill – and the war – it is  striking to be held in the dichotomy of this place,  realizing that we are all Casual Commuters in this life.  The sky darkened and briefly, gently rained as I took this photo…