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Last month, I rode my bike up and down Shattuck Avenue during the Sunday Street Berkeley event. The crowd was smaller compared to last years but I had fun nonetheless. I only wish this event happened more often and not just annually. I love seeing the kids outside playing- something of a rarity these days.

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/©Stella Kalaw

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Two weeks ago, I rode my bike and cruised through the Great Highway during the Sunday Street SF event. I just love the energy when people are out there interacting with each other. It really makes for great pictures! As I mentioned on my earlier post, I've set aside my camera for a few months so I'm a bit rusty. It usually takes me awhile to get into the rhythm of things. But sometimes, the luck factor shows up serendipitously and a scene just appears before my camera. I can't say this is perfect but just enough things going on here that makes this an interesting picture. It is enough to get me fired up again.

Sunday Streets. The Great Highway. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. The Great Highway. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

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I turned my clock one hour ahead last night. That means spring is here! Sunday Street SF had their first event for 2014 at the Embarcadero today. I dusted my bike off and rode the entire route. This is the perfect way to wander around and just observe people. I am glad to be out there again.

Sunday Streets. Embarcadero Street. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Embarcadero Street. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Embarcadero Street. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Embarcadero Street. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Embarcadero Street. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Embarcadero Street. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

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I checked out the last Sunday Street SF event in the Richmond area yesterday. Weather was overcast with temperatures from the low to mid 60's. I suspect this was the reason why the crowds were not as dense compared to the other events I've attended during the summer months. Nonetheless, people still came out to enjoy the farmer's market, the food stalls, the local restaurants and stores along the route. There were many blocks both on Arguello and Clement streets that were empty. I had my bike with me so it was nice to ride peacefully along these areas.

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Clement Street. San Francisco, CA/©Stella Kalaw

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I had planned to catch up some reading this afternoon but that all changed when I saw a tweet this morning that the Berkeley Sunday Street event was happening today. After lunch, I grabbed my camera and stuffed it in my small back pack. I pumped some air on the tires of my bike, packed it in the trunk together with my helmet and drove to Shattuck Avenue. I arrived at 2:00pm and had two hours to cover the entire route before it ended. There was so much going on that it was hard to dwell on every event along the way. Nonetheless, I had so much fun just taking in the moment and enjoying the lovely weather.

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Sunday Streets. Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA/©Stella Kalaw