I was showing homes in the Berkeley Hills this morning, and took a stroll up Rose Walk, one of Berkeley’s magical places. I first discovered it in the late 70’s when I lived at 2833 Buena Vista Way.
Rose Walk was designed by Bernard Maybeck, and buildings were designed by Henry Gutterson. It’s right next to Codornices Park and the Rose Garden. There’s a terrific concrete slide in the park; a tunnel under Euclid Avenue takes you to the tennis courts and Rose Garden.
Rose Walk – It goes from Euclid on the west to Rose Street on the east. The lovely “Renaissance Revival stairway” is just to the east and south of the crosswalk on Euclid.
The Berkeley Rose Garden is a traditional place to watch the sunset, and since todays’ the Summer Solstice I thought you’d be interested seeing where the sun rose and set on the longest day.
Rose Walk is at the blue circle bottom right corner. The large trapezoidal structure is (was?) a reservoir. Codornices Park is north of the reservoir; you can clearly see the Rose Garden Amphitheater and Tennis Courts; The Tennis Courts were a WPA (or analogous) project.
Close up view. The hemispherical landing is filled with people at sunset.
And here’s how the sun rises and sets on the Summer Solstice!
Sunset over Marin.
And the Winter Solstice in Sydney Australia. The sun sets at 4:54 PM for our friends down under.
And why I love looking at photos of the beautiful Sydney Harbor!