Historic Alameda

[By Tina Koyama in Alameda, Calif.] On our way to Yosemite National Park, Greg and I spent a couple of days in the San Francisco Bay Area visiting family and friends. Thanks to a recommendation from Berkeley urban sketcher Cathy McAuliffe, we discovered a place to stay that was completely new to us: the island town […]


[Guest post by Cathy McAuliffe in Alameda, California]  Alameda, California’s annual Mayor’s Fourth of July extravaganza is a great event. It is said that half the city is in the parade and the other half watches it.   Color guards, marching bands, baton twirlers, classic cars, horses, politicians, veterans, and floats, floats, floats, lots to […]


嗨,来自雾城!加利福尼亚的干旱意味着我们度过了一个异常干燥的冬天,但这也让我们可以经常到城市周围写生。 多洛雷斯传教团的墓地是一个宁静、让人沉思的地方。 传教团深处的第 24 街。 我总是喜欢在日本城写生。你可以找到很棒的 [...]


The USS Hornet is an Essex-class U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. It was commissioned in 1943 and served until 1970. It is now the USS Hornet Museum, anchored in Alameda, CA. The decks are filled with historic aircraft, including this A4 D Skyhawk attack bomber, seen here on the flight deck with the ship’s conning tower […]