West Berkeley fascinates me as a study in contrasts. There are modern homes and small, dilapidated ones. Day laborers wait up and down Hearst Avenue near Truitt & White Lumber for construction or gardening job. At the upscale boutiques and restaurants on 4th Street flocks of people socialize and shop. (Photo: Mossy Gate on Stannage Avenue West Berkeley)
There’s a rustic and an urban vibe in Berkeley. The rustic vibe consists of Mexican-inspired bright colored houses, vegetable gardens and chickens, handmade birdhouses and farmer’s markets produce. The urban vibe comes from the industrial businesses like a steel foundry, the freeway, and BART.
(Photos: Metal Grate at Hearst and 3rd Street Berkeley)
(Photo: Classic Blue Dodge from the 40s Cedar Avenue West Berkeley)
(Photo: Lichen Chair Near Stannage Avenue and Gilman Avenue West Berkeley)
(Photo: Mossy License West Berkeley, CA near 4th Street Shopping)
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