Being inside so much has made pretty pictures seem extra pretty. So I'm editing and sharing some from my pre-corona trips that I hope people will enjoy, starting with my most recent trip to the Bay Area in January 2020.
City Escape in Sonic Adventure 2 is based on these streets of San Francisco. I am not leaving next time without a photo of me pretending to be skating down a hill on a plane wing.
I didn't go to either of the bridges this time, but I don't know about you – mundane photos of America fascinate me for some reason!
Not so mundane photos are also cool, like this sunset at Lake Merritt.
And this one at Berkeley Marina...
...Which is also pretty in the day.
There were lots of interesting shops in San Francisco's Chinatown, but I only took a photo of this one. I also got to (only a little bit) practice my Chinese, which I've now mostly forgotten since I filled my pandemic-weary mind with science and Pokémon fanfiction.
The Rodeo-San Francisco Refinery makes for some interesting 'random desolate civilisation' photos if you're into that which I, being a photography graduate and post-apocalypse enthusiast, of course am.
This San Francisco street was cute, too.
Lake Merritt is always pretty.
A less traditionally pretty picture, but this is a 'very Oakland' photo to me.
It wouldn't be complete without the Fox Theatre, either!
Finally, I took this photo of the UC Berkeley Campus before I went back to the airport.
I've always loved this stuff, but the mundane has become even more interesting and beautiful since being stuck inside for all this time.