Lake Merritt

September 23, 2009 by bryan
 


This week's desktop wallpaper is a tribute to our neighborhood in Oakland, CA. Highlighting our fantastic Lake Merritt, sometimes called the Jewel of Oakland, which brings much refreshment to us urban dwellers here in Oakland.

According to Oakland Parks: "In 1963, the Wildlife Refuge at Lake Merritt was registered as a National Historic Landmark. The nation's oldest wildlife refuge, expanding 140 acres, with a shoreline of 3.4 miles around the lake. "

Also featured is the historic Grand Lake theater, popular for "talkies" since the late '20s. You can also see bay seagulls and the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Here is a great video about the architecture of this building.

Click for the full size image.

 

UPDATE: This was a finalist in the I Choose Oakland Photo/Video Contest and featured on KTVU Channel 2 news.

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