Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A quiet Christmas in Berkeley

If you were strolling around Berkeley, California between eleven and noonish on Christmas Day 2013 it wouldn't have been a stretch to imagine yourself in the southern hemisphere. The sky was blue, the sun shone, the Campanille sounded across the city, the thermometer read in the high sixties. South of the nearly-deserted campus, magnolias were beginning to bloom.

With apologies to friends and family in the frigid Midwest and along the East Coast ...

South Hall from the foot of the Campanille

Sproul Hall through Sather Gate

Dana Street, empty but for a single car, from the plaza outside Haas Pavillion

The magnolia trees beginning to bloom, along Fulton Street

Magnolias budding and blooming under cerulean skies

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Flowering plum trees on Presidents Day weekend
An Egon Schiele vision in Berkeley
Flowery front yards in Berkeley

1 comment:

  1. It was a nice day for a stroll. Glad you took one. I walked up the hill and wound around some of those paths & stairs I haven't tromped in ages. Read some new historical plaques - which are dated 10 years ago - but new to me.