Connecting Earth to Sky

Temple of the Wings
Temple of the Wings Berkeley

Florence Treadwell’s home and dance studio. Years ago, from where I live in Berkeley I could see this temple lit up at night from my window. The view itself was a religious experience.

Connecting Community to Beliefs

Old Berkeley UU Church
Old Berkeley UU Church
Reddwood Trunk as pilar of the church
Redwood Trunk as pillar of the church building

The Berkley Unitarians chose to leave their place on the University of California campus rather than sign the anti-Communist Loyalty Oath of the 1960’s. It is now a dance studio.

Connecting Community to Community 

Tori Gate
Torii Gate Oakland

Torii Gate: “A marker and a portal from the profane world of our modern civilization to a primeval sacred place where people feel awe and wonder of forces larger than their individual selves, also unity and identification with that.”

The large vermillion Torii gate, a gift from Oakland’s sister city Fukuoka, Japan, serves as a landmark for the entire Gardens of Lake Merritt.

I found in my achieves these images from around Berkeley and Oakland may they move you feel wonder and awe even for just one moment.

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