a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: No Dogs, But Houses, Flowers, and Ships

Saturday, July 12, 2008

No Dogs, But Houses, Flowers, and Ships

SUMMARY: What I did today in Alameda and Oakland.

Photos from today with some narrative.

Update: July 13, 10 a.m.: That trip was courtesy of Wikipedia in an interesting way. Back when I was spending infinite hours editing wikipedia, I signed up on one of the pages that said I'd be willing to take photos of things in California. Back in March, someone (who is not in California and so didn't know location relativity) left a request for me to take a picture of the Alameda Spite House for the spite house article.

Well, gee, I'd never heard of such a thing, and the article intrigued me, so of course I had to set up a trip to go up there, and Jack London Square was just around the corner, and when we got to the spite house, we discovered on driving through the neighborhood that it was filled with wonderful homes, so we wandered a bit, and the neighbors saw us oohing and aahing and taking photos and we must have talked with half a dozen people as we went. And the weather was just about perfect (if it weren't for all the smokey haze in the air). We had lunch on the spur of the moment driving past a place called Demitra's in Alameda that looked good; I had a gyro and my friend had an avacado/turkey sandwich and they were both delicious. I knew that there were historic boats at JLS but didn't know details until I got there.


  1. Thanks for the tour! I was drooling over some of those houses.

  2. I always thought I'd someday live in a gingerbread victorian. But around here, the ones we could have afforded to buy, we couldn't afford to fix up to make livable. Oh, well.