San Leandro

San Lorenzo (5 photos).

Sam's Drive Thru. Burgers, tacos, and espresso.
Sam’s Drive Thru. Burgers, tacos, and bad coffee. Just the kind of place where Jim Rockford would eat.
Usher Inn, San Lorenzo.
Usher Inn, Timeless San Lorenzo.
Another look at the Usher Inn.
Another look at the Usher Inn. That’s the moon, top center.
Clyde's Corner, technically in San Leandro, but spiritually in San Lorenzo.
Clyde’s Corner, technically in San Leandro, but emotionally in San Lorenzo.
Clyde's Corner. Serving the area's consumer electronic needs since 1954.
Clyde’s Corner. Serving the area’s consumer electronic needs for 60 years.

 

 

 

 

THE WEEK THAT WAS. DECEMBER 10-13, 2013.

The Palm Tree and the Pine.

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A uniquely Californian pairing. I photograph them together every chance I get.

Easter Island Style

At this strip mall on the edge of East San Jose, I looked up at these trees and realized I was looking at the gangsta lean silhouette of the mysterious Easter Island statues.

 

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Note the white pinprick of the half-moon (top-center).

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East San Jose Lavanderia.

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Lake Merritt

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Alameda

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Magic Hour in San Jose.

As the entire street was engulfed in deepening shadows, this one house on the end seemed to light up.
As the entire street was engulfed in deepening shadows, this one house on the end seemed to light up.

Ford Falcon Ranchero. San Jose.

This was my last stop of the day on Thursday. I had never seen anything like this Falcon Ranchero before. It was good light for photography, but the old guys on the block were all gathered at the corner. I knew they would be watching me, so I settled for these two furtive shots from across the street.

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The Mission.

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It's good to see that parts of the Mission don't change.
It’s good to see that parts of the Mission don’t change.

Trees of San Leandro/San Lorenzo

 

 

 

 

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This thing is pruned to look like a Fram oil filter.
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Me and the tree.