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How quirky is Berkeley? Check out these dinosaurs

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For the last few years, Tom Dalzell has been wandering the streets of Berkeley, camera in hand, to document all the strange, fascinating, and unusual items he can spot in yards and gardens. They range from animal-themed birdhouses to Hansel and Gretel cottages to wild lawn art to unusual signs to art cars. The only criterion he has: they must be quirky.

Dalzell, a labor lawyer, created a website, Quirky Berkeley, to share all the whimsical objects he has captured with his iPhone. The site now has more than 8,400 photographs of quirky objects around town as well as posts where the 30-year resident muses on what it all means.  … Continue reading »

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Getting ahead: Artist adds fun to Berkeley streetscape

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Visitors to the Elmwood shopping district on College Avenue may have spotted something a little unusual recently.

While Berkeleyans are no strangers to pop-up street art — be it yarnbombed lamposts or front yard sculpture — the heads that have appeared on defunct parking meter posts there are particularly striking. Reminiscent of heads on a stake, with some vaguely sacrificial undertones perhaps?

The heads, which are made of cement and ceramic, are the work of artist Lynne-Rachel Altman who lives in the Elmwood and has a studio in East Oakland.

The idea sprang from a conversation Altman had a few months ago with her 14-year old daughter who complained that she couldn’t find a place to park her bike on College Avenue because they had removed the parking meter heads when they installed the new parking machines. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 01.04.12

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Where in Berkeley?

Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments.

Update, 8:56 am: Tony got it in one. This sculpture is on the 800 block of Spruce, near Halkin. Congratulations, Tony, on being this week’s winner.

Photo: Nina J. Hodgson.

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