Ahhh…my hometown of Oakland, California has a beautiful tidal lagoon downtown called Lake Merritt. Many business, residences and churches surround it and it’s always bustling with people jogging, walking dogs and just sitting to admire the sunset.
Last night I took my camera club here to capture the skyline including the cathedral which is across from where we were standing. The first image is looking to the left of the scene and the second image looks to the right and you can see the cathedral in the second image…it looks like a pope’s hat. The lake is quite large and these two images comprise approximately 1/6th of the lake.
The lake was originally an arm of the San Francisco Bay formed where several creeks empty into the bay. It was surrounded by 1,000 acres (4 km2) of wetlands in the time when Ohlone Indians fished, hunted and gathered food along its shores. You can read more about this gem here.