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Old Posted Sep 29, 2008, 5:28 AM
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Alameda, CA

A good friend of mine had an appointment to attend to in the city of Alameda, a place I have never visited before despite the fact I work five minutes away in downtown Oakland. So, I decided to tag along and take some photos.

Alameda, CA (pop 72,259)













































































Oakland peaking above the trees





















Oakland demands to be seen again






















Not to be outshone, the city makes its presence known









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Cool shots, stepper. As I do when I'm there, I keep staring at the amazing view in your last shot. I of course love all the shots of Alameda itself, but that view is so commanding.

So, did anything surprise you about Alameda?
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Awesome, I love Alameda. Great pictures.
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Quality tour! I had been curious about this particular area for some time too.
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Great tour! That theatre is a beauty.
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Pretty impressive skyline for a city with a population of 72 peeps. Thanks
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this is my kinda photo thread!
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Cool shots, stepper. As I do when I'm there, I keep staring at the amazing view in your last shot. I of course love all the shots of Alameda itself, but that view is so commanding.

So, did anything surprise you about Alameda?
Thanks to everyone!

Yes, I'd always wanted to go to Alameda simply to see the view of SF, but, was pleasantly surprised by Alameda too. My first impression was terrible as the traffic driving down Park Street rivalled anything I've experienced in SF (part of it might have been we were late for my friend's appointment). However, once I got out of the car and walked, I found Park Street and the surrounding area to be VERY pedestrian friendly. It had such a good, neighborhood feel to it, people driving by waving at friends on the street, people out for an afternoon walk or having lunch, etc. It was great!

What I didn't get a picture of was the fabulous art deco inspired entrance to the Webster St tunnel going back to Oakland. Absolutely beautiful!!
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Hahaqha, you got shots of the Schnitz and the Pop Inn. Things are always poppin at the Pop Inn!
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Can one still find nuclear wessels there?

Lovely shots.
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Very nice!! Thanks!!
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Great tour. I like the look and feel of Alemeda. It seems like a nice regular place.
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I found Park Street and the surrounding area to be VERY pedestrian friendly. It had such a good, neighborhood feel to it, people driving by waving at friends on the street, people out for an afternoon walk or having lunch, etc. It was great!

What I didn't get a picture of was the fabulous art deco inspired entrance to the Webster St tunnel going back to Oakland. Absolutely beautiful!!
Yeah, that portal is really cool. And the place definitely has that "community" vibe. I was surprised by the quality of the built environment: both the commercial areas and the many quality victorians and other styles of homes. It's a really interesting island. I have high hopes for the former NAS.
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Great tour, espeically love that last shot!
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Looks like a great area!
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