Cali-style

On October 19, 2015 by theseventhsphinx

I was recently in California, a place I love. Mainly Oakland, where I was visiting GeekOutsider, though I was in San Francisco some as well. It’s refreshing to go somewhere with such a different atmosphere, such a different look from where I live now.  [I’ve been back from vacation for a while but I’ve been working non-stop. Caught a cold, too, inconveniently, on which I blame plane air; always so suspicious and dry.]

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Lake Merritt

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Lake Merritt is lousy with ducks and cranes. I do like a good crane.

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Farmer’s market

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Love this shot of the barista’s tattoos and sneakers.

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A gorgeous market basket, carried by my hosts.

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Seriously, who doesn’t want a succulent wall? If you follow me on instagram you know I’m always stopping to take pictures of plants. Flowers especially. I find them beautiful and like to have them as studies for painting.

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Murals outside historic black bookstore Marcus Books, a wonderfully curated bookstore.

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New Zealand Christmas Tree

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Isn’t this pineapple situation amazing? I just found it like this…

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Dim sum! Guys, I had so much dim sum. So many black bean sesame balls.

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Too bad I didn’t take pictures of the food at Elephant Sushi or Burma Love, so, so good. Burma Love or Burma Superstar: can’t go wrong.

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