PHOTO: Oakland Rising

>> Friday, January 29, 2010

Photo: Reginald James via Oakland Local

I shot this photo from atop the 1600 Franklin Building around 8:30 on Thursday morning. I liked this shot because of the imposing sun blast above the foggy morning sky. Within the low mist, you can see a few Oakland icons.

For me, many of these buildings have a personal significance (From left):

  • 1200 Lakeside Dr (Huey P. Newton's penthouse overlooking the courthouse)
  • 1401 Lakeside Dr (used to help walk a woman to her car when I was 7 yrs old)
  • Hill Castle Apartment Hotel (lived there with mom and dad in late 80s)
  • Malonga Casquelode, aka Alice Arts Center (African dance, capoeira, more)
  • Alameda County Courthouse (Images of the Free Huey rallies)
  • Laney College (where I learned more about myself and the world)
  • Hotel Oakland (seniors from here would read to us at the Main Library)
  • Alameda County Courthouse, Hotel Oakland
And the misty cloud streak GO!



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