06 July 2020

Photographs of Berkeley & Albany taken during an early stage of the coronavirus pandemic: March 2020


When the coronavirus pandemic struck the San Francisco Bay Area in late February and early March, most businesses closed down. I decided to take photographs of the new reality.

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The Berkeley Central Library, as seen above, opened in 1934.


 This child's play structure is located in Berkeley at Cedar Rose Park.


A line of people are queuing to enter the Berkeley Bowl West grocery store. The wait time was about 25 minutes.


Here is a view inside the Trader Joe's grocery store located in El Cerrito Plaza.


Safeway market, Solano Avenue, Albany.


Trader Joe's, El Cerrito.


Trader Joe's, El Cerrito.

San Pablo Avenue, Albany, looking north.

The main entryway to the underground Downtown Berkeley BART subway station.

This is the UC Theater. It is a 1,466-seat theater that opened on 30 June 1917.


This is San Pablo Avenue, which is also known as California State Route 123This view, looking south, was taken from Albany.


Monterey Market is a produce store located in Berkeley. The market was opened in 1961 by Tom and Mary Fujimoto.

The Albany Cinema was built in the 1920s as a dance hall. It was converted to a movie theater in 1935.

This apartment building, located in downtown Berkeley, was constructed in the 1920s.

A view of downtown Berkeley looking east, as seen from University Avenue.

The Albany Bulb is a former landfill site. Its creation began in 1939 when the Santa Fe Railway dynamited Fleming Point to build a horse racing track. The debris from Fleming Point was used as landfill during the initial creation of the Albany Bulb.

The University of California, Berkeley Campus. The Campanile, also known as Sather Tower, overlooks the scene.


South Hall is the oldest building on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. This four-story building was completed in 1873.


 This view is looking west; Albany Hill is ahead. Yes, San Francisco Bay is also visible.


 The Cheese Board Collective is located on Shattuck Avenue.


A Fox Tail Agave attenuata plant on Scenic Avenue in Berkeley.


Here is a view looking southeast from Solano Avenue in Albany.

The Alameda roadway in Berkeley, looking south.


This view is looking west from Solano Avenue in Albany.


This portion of Solano Avenue is located in Berkeley, and the view is looking east.

Here is the Albany Post Office, which is also located on Solano Avenue.

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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   An Olympus camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com  

15 June 2020

Walking through San Jose during the coronavirus pandemic: June 2020

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.
"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com