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Albany Bulb

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    These photographs are just a few I have taken over the last ten years at The Albany Bulb, also known as the Landfill, the Waterfront and just The Bulb. It is a place I feel passionate about. That much is obvious. There are many of us who believe that this piece of the much hyped Eastshore State Park should have been left untouched and unmanaged - because it is a unique example of what happens when a place naturally and organically self regulates. But the dogma of 'preservation' and 'conservation areas' 'resource protection', 'habitats' and 'liability' overrules all individual identity. They cannot leave anything untouched, un-designed. It is as if if they (the park planners) didn't make it, it has no value. Rules, guidelines, regulations, interpretive signage, fences, safety, sanctioned art - it leaves nothing to the imagination. That is what the landfill meant to us - a place of unlimited imagination.
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June 01, 2010



Gertrude stein did say that, but she was speaking about Alice B's natal home. Ms Stein was born in Pennsylvania...


Yes! But she was referring to Oakland, right? And am I right that it was about a home she cared about being 'gone'? Or am I just another Stein user, like all the other miserable losers???


you totally beat me to this one. i've been trying to come up with a clever way to blog this- i love it. i love the sculpture and am totally not insulted by the there/here (oakalnd born and raised). it's all about yarnbombing to bring it home.


So, here's the birth history....Alice B was actually born in San Francisco. Gertrude was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1874, and her father's work took the family to Vienna and Paris and back to America, where they settled in Oakland - all before Gertrude was a tender 5 years old. Gertrude attended the First Hebrew Congregation of Oakland School and in 1892, after the deaths of her parents her brother arranged for her to go live with her mother's family in Baltimore...

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