Thursday, May 20, 2010

Travel Thursday: Albany Bulb

Wheel #2

A couple weeks back, I went to the East Bay to check out the Albany Bulb with my friend Larry, who lives in nearby Richmond. The Bulb is a wild area of landfill and overgrown bushes jutting out into the bay just north of Berkeley, strewn with broken pieces of concrete, metal and other detritus. There is a lot of graffiti and street art and sculpture there; also a fairly sizable population of homeless people. Here are just a few shots from that excursion. As is my wont, I took a few hundred pictures on our walk, and I'm still only about two-thirds of the way through processing them.


Rope Shoe

Tagged Skyline

Bedsprings Eternal



Tom Hilton said...

Wow, great stuff! I have to get out there one of these days.

Tom Hilton said...

...reminds me of the old driftwood sculptures between Emeryville and the bridge (but with a lot more variety). Remember those?

Generik said...

I remember them well, Tom. I think the first time I noticed them was a trip up here in 1968, and I enjoyed them every time I saw them after that. What's great about the Bulb is that there is a spot with some similar sculptures, made mostly of driftwood and whatever else was at hand. It really brought back the feeling of the Emeryville pieces.

I need to get back there myself, as there were a lot of shots that I missed due to poor planning and operator error (which I won't go into now). Maybe we can make a day of it, with my friend Larry as tour guide.

Generik said...

Oh, and speaking of Larry, he's famous right now, with a picture he took on the Jesus of the Week site.

Hurray, Larry!