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Old April 6th, 2014, 05:03 AM   #1
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA USA

Been on this site for awhile now, thought I'd share a few shots from my hometown of Oakland, California. These were taken at the First Friday Art Murmur festival in the Uptown neighborhood. Enjoy!

















































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Old April 6th, 2014, 05:11 AM   #3
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Old April 6th, 2014, 05:15 AM   #4
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A few Uptown Oakland bonuses:





























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Old April 6th, 2014, 11:35 AM   #5
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Great, very nice photos from Oakland
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Old April 6th, 2014, 12:54 PM   #6
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Interesting! Your images definitely convey a feeling of emerging creativity and edge. I'd be interested to see what the larger Oakland area looks like - geographically, topography etc.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 01:11 AM   #7
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openlyjane - Oakland is just on the east side of the bay from the larger San Francisco, and is considered the Bay Area's second city. It is very diverse in terms of population and topography, with a dense urban core in the flatlands by the water and a more suburban feel in the hills towards the east.

It's experienced somewhat of a renaissance in recent years in terms of the arts/culture/food scene and is sometimes referred to as the Brooklyn of the West.

I'll upload a few more sets soon, but here are some pics which give an impression of the greater area:

View from the Oakland hills with downtown OAK in the foreground and SF in the distance


Same spot at sunset


The SF-Oakland Bay Bridge which connects the two cities


Lake Merritt, a large lake and wildlife refuge often considered the crown jewel of Oakland. The hills are in the background









Downtown Oakland



The Port of Oakland, the second largest port on the West Coast after LA/Long Beach and the fifth largest port in the US

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Old April 7th, 2014, 06:29 PM   #8
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I've visited San Francisco, but did not make it to Oakland - it looks to have an equally great setting.
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Awesome pictures and tour of Oakland. Thank you
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View from the Oakland hills with downtown OAK in the foreground and SF in the distance
Do you have the exact address of this place?
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Old April 9th, 2014, 08:09 PM   #11
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Great thread. Been to San Fran twice in the last 2 years for the first time. I need to go and visit more Oakland and the Bay next time I go.

I did fly into Oakland Airport last time though which I found to be pretty convenient even to get to San Fran. I think with the rail hook up to the airport in the next few years it will be even more so.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 02:45 AM   #12
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very nice specially when there are too many people on the streets.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 06:19 AM   #13
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Thanks for the input everyone! Botev1912, that shot was taken from the Mormon Temple in the hills off Highway 13 (Lincoln Ave exit). The address is 4770 Lincoln Ave.
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