Quirky and Delightful As Ever

     An enormous amount of restoration has been going on in downtown Berkeley, especially on the little streets running down from Shattuck. The Berkeley Rep, which I didn't get a picture of, looks great! There are other new theaters and galleries in the area, too.

view from near Grizzly Peak Road on the way down
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from a wall of children's tiles in the park near City Hall
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Here's the website link for the World Walls for Peace,
which began in Berkeley and are now all over the world.

A particularly striking angel picture on the wall
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Public art on Shattuck. I'd never noticed it before,
though I see it's been there 4 years!

Had my wife's employer secretly
opened a Berkeley office?

Cool sign, I thought. It's part of UC.
They have their own jazz club.

a little side excursion

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Downtown Berkeley Association website—events, restaurants, galleries, theaters, all here


"What Remains Is the Essence", the home pages of Max Reif:
poetry, children's stories, "The Hall of Famous Jokes", whimsical prose, paintings, and lots more!

a book about working and playing with children


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