These images were taken on January 28, 2005, around Lake Merritt, which isn't actually a lake. It is connected by a channel to the Alameda Estuary, which is connected to the San Francisco Bay, so in fact, it is connected to all the oceans in the world. As a homework assignment for the Pixelcorps, the main focus was tall buildings, but a little bit of Spring slipped in.
This building has gold-tinted windows which makes for warm reflections.
Different perspective, different reflections.
Beautiful day, nice group of buildings.
Closer view of the Aluminum one.
The birds make it look easy to get that high.
Close-up of the tall one.
Oakland City Hall clock tower in the distance between the tall ones. More later.
The Tribune tower peeking through. We'll see it again soon.
Nice reflections off the neighbors.
Looking Eastward--makes me think "Mediterranean," though I've never been there.
"Springtime, the acacias are bloomin,'" even in Northern California.
California Buckeye will be sprouting soon, in the meantime they epitomize gnarliness.
Japanese Magnolia showing off.
And the pigeons continue to thrive.