Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pan Mexicano

Last weekend, I was "recruited" by Louie to help with setting up the files of his new client.  We spent the entire three day weekend organizing documents, running reports, looking for records, etc. etc. etc.  As my reward (!!)  we had lunch at Roosevelt Tamale Parlor. I had the green enchiladas and Louie had the eggs with chorizo.  Sorry -  I was too hungry to take any photos but the food was delicious!

After lunch we strolled over to Dominguez Bakery on 24th Street and had the BEST Mexican Bread I've had in a looooong time.  I did manage to whip out my camera and take these shots.

Do you know the names/flavors of the different types of Mexican bread????  Well, you do now!

My favorite!

Next time, I'll take photos of other favorites...Puerco (Gingerbread), Elote (Corn), Conchas (Shells).
Check out this site for more info on Pan Mexicano.

                                           Enjoy and have a good weekend OaklandBreakfasters!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Green Day

Continuation of my color "series" it's Green and all its different all from my travels...

Merida,  Mexico

Paris, France

Siena, Italy

Manila, Philippines

Bay of Bengal,  India

Heidelburg, Germany

Chuily Exhibit - DeYoung Museum - San Francisco, CA

Bye for today Oakland Breakfasters!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Color Pink

I am on a color's a collection of shades of Pink from pale to hot from my travel albums........

Puerto Vallarta - Wall

Times Square  - Messages

Singapore - Candy Shop

Beijing, China - Forbidden City Tile

Chennai, India - Market Day

Oakland, California - First Christian Church

New York City - Flower Shop

Zacatecas, Mexico - Rancho Door

San Francisco, California -  Apartment

Hope you are in the Pink!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Home Stretch

It's cold and rainy again in Oakland so I searched through my "files" for sunny day photos and I founds these pix of folks at Lake Merritt getting ready to do their exercise thing........

And then here was something you don't see everyday..
a MOGmobile parked on Lakeshore Avenue...
(For the record, this is NOT a paid advertisement or endorsement of any kind)
Blue shag carpet exterior....

Fuzzy blue and orange carpet on the inside...

Do Ra Mi on the door....

The Cockpit.....

Do not spill anything on this!

The antenna??????

That's it for this week...Have a great weekend OaklandBreakfasters!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's All in the Details

 Yesterday I had to run an errand at City Hall (it's a long story - don't ask.....) and after I was done with my business, I stopped to take a few shots of the lobby and of the great details of the building.  Here's my tour of  the City of Oakland City Hall which was built in 1914....

Outside on Frank Ogawa Plaza is the mighty Oak Tree which was planted in 1917 and which was officially dedicated to Jack London.  I love this tree's where my sister and I hunted for Easter Eggs during the late 50's.

I have re-dedicated this tree it to my Becerra Family - all Oaklanders...

Here's to you Ma, Nana, Tio, Papa Cheyo and Mama Toni....