Last year, I lost my camera after we took a trip to California for Memorial Day weekend, and I bemoaned its loss not only because it was a good camera and a pain in the ass to have to replace a camera yet again, but because on the trip I’d taken some photos that I really liked, ones I was pretty sad to lose. Some were photos I’d taken of Wombat at 5 months old, others were from a wander around the UC Berkeley campus. I thought for an entire year about whether or not I could remember and recreate some of the shots I’d lost when that camera fell out of my backpack, so when Dan and I flew into Oakland last Wednesday, the first place we went (after a tasty Naan N Curry lunch on Telegraph) was campus.
This time, we went up the Campanile, the UC Berkeley clock tower. I’d not gone up since I was an undergraduate (when it was FREE, FREE!), and I didn’t have an Alumni card, so we had to pay two bucks each for the view. It was worth it, though.
I remembered some of the photos I took a year ago, and found some other interesting spots to shoot. It was a good way to spend a couple of hours, decompressing after an early plane ride and gearing up for the several days of socializing ahead.