Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Berkeley City Club

In 1929, Julia Morgan designed the Berkeley Women's City Club, the collective vision of its 4000 female members: Lush gardens and courtyards provided sanctuary. A library and roaring fireplace brought great friends and conversation together. An invigorating pool enlivened body and spirit. More than a building, the Women's City Club fulfilled dreams. Today, the Berkeley City Club is a private club for both men and women, and a meeting place for Berkeley's arts and culture community. Morgan's "little castle" has been renovated and is an exciting destination hotel for architecture-lovers and a favorite venue for weddings and special occasions. More than a building, the Berkeley City Club continues to inspire friendships, celebrate beauty and nourish dreams.

Friday, November 18, 2011

North Beach, San Francisco on my birthday

Looking down Montgomery Street from Broadway

Restaurant on Columbus Avenue

Broadway and Columbus

Molinari delicatessen, North Beach

Washington Square Park, North Beach

Monday, July 04, 2011

Telegraph Hill, San Francisco

Filbert Street Steps at the foot of Telegraph Hill

Napier Lane on Filbert Street steps

Steps up to Telegraph Hill

Filbert and Montgomery Streets on Telegraph Hill

Coit Tower on top of Telegraph Hill

Coit Tower

View of San Francisco Bay from Coit Tower

Sunday, February 27, 2011

West Portal, San Francisco

West Portal neighborhood is one of San Francisco's most metro-centered communities.

The neighborhood is named for the western terminus of the Muni tunnel beneath Twin Peaks that opened in 1918

Weat Portal neighborhood is often described as having a village atmosphere.