I live in a section of the city called Vale. Actually, the Vale neighbourhood is a thin slice between State Street and Vale Cemetery - it's so thin that we're generally lumped together with Hamilton Hill by everyone else in the city.
Several years ago, the city received a community block grant to revitalise the Vale and Hamilton Hill neighbourhoods. Streets were paved, sidewalks and curbing put in, signs went up - it was very encouraging to see.
This is one of the signs that went up. It's an arch across the street, raised up on brick pillars. It reminded me of some of Cieldequimper's photos for some reason.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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