When I first got my iPad about a month ago, I spent hours searching the maps – places we’ve been too (atop the Sydney Harbor Bridge, a hotel next to the Pantheon in Rome) and also our wonderful neighborhoods of Berkeley.
What delighted me was the insights that satellite maps give about our neighborhoods.
Here are two examples.
This map shows the Thousand Oaks Elementary School on Colusa Avenue, just north of Solano. The trees to the left of the circle, where the Blackberry Creek was daylighted. What I didn’t realize till I looked at the map is that the beige walkway likely shows the path of the creek as it travels from Colusa Avenue to the daylighted section. If you’re familiar with the area, that section of the school is actually a bridge – which literally and figuratively bridges the creek. How cool is that?
This map shows Marin Circle at the top left. What I was intrigued with was the band of green connecting the top right corner with the center bottom.
Greenery usually indicates creeks.
In this case, is shows the magnificent trees along Mariposa Avenue – one of Berkeley’s special streets. Grand homes, grand trees, and a delightful Halloween Festival every year.
You can see why we love living in Berkeley!