Here's a shot toward the western side of Lake Merritt from the eastern Embarcadero. The building with the little cap and flag is the county courthouse built during the 30s. To me the exterior has a post-war Stalinist vibe---all squat and bulky without much grace. Happily, there are many deco grace notes inside. The indoor public spaces are faced in marble, architectural details have stylish deco profiles, and there's deco lettering on signs. (I think I've just talked myself into photographing the interior). The buildings to the right represent some of downtown. At the far right you can spy a bit of the Necklace of Lights. Even at sunset, the lake draws lots of strollers. For more S photos from around the globe, click ABC Wednesday.