I happened across an interesting blog today…. Walking Berkeley by Jen who decided to walk all the streets of Berkeley.
The “About” section says “In 2004, I moved to Berkeley, California. In 2005 I set a goal of walking every street, path, and stairway in my new town. I hope to finish by the end of 2006, but am not rushing the journey. This blog highlights some of the interesting things I have found along the way, as well as others who are doing similar walks”
And it really is interesting to read the comments and see the photos!
Coincidentally, Carol and I were talking with one a buyer who first started corresponding with us when they lived in London. He asked about a home for sale in the Berkeley Hills, and I said “that’s near Vermont, which is near Michigan, Kentucky, Florida, and Maryland.
The Berkeley Historical Society has published a book Quick Index to the Origin of Berkeley’s Names by John Aronovici, but here’s a quick review of some of interesting groupings around town.
There are California Counties – Madera, Sierra, Marin, Contra Costa, The Alameda (sort of), Solano…
And Poets – Bryon, Chaucer, Poe, and Browning
And though Kensington doesn’t have any colleges… it has College Streets! Purdue, Kenyon, Cambridge, Columbia…