I feel blessed to live in a city that despite its struggles also has a lot of history and charm. The City of Oakland was re-incorporated in 1852 after the Spanish conquerors claimed it from the Native Americans, Ohlone, in 1772. It is one of the busiest ports in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is old, charming and has many beautiful ornate architecture. The author Jack London lived in Oakland and had strong ties to this city.
Jack London Square is named after this internationally famous author. “Call of the Wild” and “White Fang” are among his most famous books.
Jack London Square is a destination on the waterfront of Oakland. It is a short ferry ride (about half on hour) from the San Francisco Ferry Building The BF and I love to take a stroll here on our way to one of its many restaurants. We love to watch the Amtrak go by, look at the docked sailboats and watch the sunset. We often talk about checking out the historic Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon. No matter how many times we have passed by here, I always take a picture of the cabin that Jack London lived in the Klondike. One holiday season my family and I went to the Sunday farmer’s market after our Christmas lunch at Everett and Jones. The former presidential yacht USS Potomac is moored at an adjacent slip. There are quite a number of things to do at Jack London including wine tasting at the Rosenblum Cellars. Our latest nice memory of Jack London was our stroll to our fun dinner of fried chicken and waffles. I took the pictures above.
2016 | spring