Normandy Village Stair

Normandy Village Stair

Normandy Village Stair, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Wandering around Berkeley, California just north of the UC Berkeley campus, I thought I’d fallen through a rabbit hole into an alternative universe. (Maybe the giant cyclatron on campus had malfunctioned, and I had?)

There was a maze of cobblestone alleys, courtyards, gargoyles, and twisting stairs (see view below to get the general feeling). I stopped to photograph, and learned that the area is called Normandy Village. It was designed by William Yelland to replicate a French village, shortly after Yelland’s stint in France during the first World War.

Normandy Village

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This entry was posted in Bemusements, Photography, San Francisco Area.

One Comment

  1. Tim Broyer June 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm #

    I truly enjoy the second photograph. Nicely done!

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