Friday, October 7, 2011

Skywatch Friday: market garland

Swan's was built in 1917 in the historic business area now called Old Oakland.  It is covered in white tile and has these wonderful garlands and majolica style plaques.  It contains Housewives Market which is composed of multiple food shops.  Old Oakland has beautiful Victorian building blocks and a number of popular restaurants, yet often feels empty.  For some reason it lacks the pedestrian traffic that gives a neighborhood its lively quality.  The sliver of sky shows that after recent rain we are again enjoying fair weather.  For more sky shots, visit Skywatch Friday.

Still autoposting.


  1. That garland really is amazing. Lovely!

  2. wonderful work!!!

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu;

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  3. Fantastic detail! The building must be wonderful.