Berkeley, near the Aquatic Park

i don’t think this wall is an open space anymore, i’m pretty sure someone has developed the lot. but way back when, in 2009, the wall was filled with some of the better graffiti found on the Berkeley tracks. someone once told me the neighbors preferred seeing the good stuff, so they encouraged serious artists to use the space rather than waiting for the lesser talented kids to tag it up with obnoxious scribbles and gang tags.

it was always a fun place to visit. the wall seemed to get updated with new pieces every 2-4 months..

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way back when

5 years ago, in Berkeley, near the Aquatic Park…

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Southern Pacific

i’m pretty sure the space is still used much the same as when we found it – spontaneous parties were frequent at the old station. now i hear that the owners promote the use of the space in an official capacity (yes, you can rent it out!), they even throw parties there themselves.

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people from both parties seems to agree that the graffiti is a much welcome improvement to the otherwise crumbling structure :*)


16th street station

my friend and i photographed the old train station in West Oakland a few years back..

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dear mom

here’s another concert i happened by on my daily commute..

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psssst! i have another short concert i really want to share, but the artist is not happy about his recording being posted so publicly. so send me a request, and i will share the private link ;*)


dear grandpa

i met him on my way home from work the other day..

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remembering that couch

…we saw near the old train station in West Oakland.

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back in the Bay

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but only for a hot minute..

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‘Gluten is not Satan’ <3!!

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ps – ‘Interns Rule!’


summer rainshowers

still on the Central Coast..

while its drier than i’ve ever seen it out here, we did have a freak rain storm last Saturday at 2AM. it only lasted 15 minutes, and the dust and the hot air swallowed it up like it was nothing. the vineyard has taken a beating in all this excessive heat and drought. i’m not sure what we’ll see this fall..

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home again, home again, jiggity-jig   *_*

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road trip south

summer means road trips, so i’ve been visiting the vineyard on the central coast. one evening as i passed our neighbor’s field, i noticed some deer. after stopping i realized it was full of deer – there were at least a dozen of the very large fully grown animals, including a few large stags!

every year the man who owns that land tills the field, and then lets the wild grasses and flowers grow. he never plants anything, he just allows it to thrive as it will. and every year by July the grasses are golden yellow, the flowers dried out and preserved in full bloom. apparently the deer love it.

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