For some reason there are palm trees dotting much of Oakland. These palms mark the entrance to Pleasant Valley Court near Piedmont Avenue and the Mt. View Cemetery. There is only one way in, so car traffic is only from residents and their visitors. It's a sweet, quiet enclave with Arts and Crafts houses and 1920s and 1930s stucco faced bungalows. They're lucky to live there, just a quick walk to the lively Piedmont Avenue shopping district. You can see we're still enjoying fair weather. For other Skywatch views from around the world, click here.