You will see far more fancifully painted doors in Berkeley than in most cities. Here are just a few of them.
In the 1990s, Sheri Tharp saw a wooden picket designed by Charles Sayers in 1942. She liked it so much she and her students carved a few, and now her house has a fence.
Glimpses of the magnificent sculptures and metal pieces can still be glimpsed around Berkeley.
Mark Bulwinkle is best known for his metal work, but he is also a prolific tile maker. Check out the restrooms in the Mad Monk Media Center for Anachronistic Media for a glimpse.
Over the years, Ron Hulse and those working in his automotive shop have built creative metal statues from discarded automobile mufflers.
Little Free Library is an international organization that started in 2009 and there are dozens of its little libraries in Berkeley. There are also quite a few unofficial ones.
Murals are a fixture of Berkeley, but they come and go. Here is a selection that appeared last year and thus far in 2017.
Ken Stein's collection of several thousand political buttons tell a compelling tale of Berkeley's contempoarary history.
There is a lot of bas relief sculpture in Berkeley and almost all of it is quite beautiful. Here's a look at just some the gems that we may often walk right by without noticing.
Berkeley's bungalow courts have strikingly different characters, but they are all undeniably, incontrovertibly, inexorably, and intrinsically quirky.
One of Ken Stein's several collections is of Berkeley-themed souvenir spoons, most of which date from the 1890s through the 1910s.
Jon Balderston is Quirky Berkeley personified. He is self-effacing and funny. He is unceasingly creative. He is a Son of Berkeley to make us proud of who we are and of our values.
The 3000 block of Claremont Avenue is one of the quirkiest in Berkeley, with a strip of unusual stores.