Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Clayton Blvd at night

Church ad close up

Concord United Methodist Church

The Altamont Pass

The main gateway from the valley in Tracy to the East bay, the East Bay's L.A. style grapevine.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Tree Mt Diablo

View looking down into Mt Diablo valley concord side.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Old Spaghetti Factory

There is one in most larger suburban cities in the bay, they are a chain restaurant but still have lots of charm in that they look a little like Willy Wonka's kind of place, this one is in Concord.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Welcome to Concord, a suburb of the east bay

Concord is one of a thousand suburbs surrounding the San Francisco bay area, it's right between Walnut Creek a very nice suburb and Clayton, an other very nice suburb, how and why Concord remains the not as nice suburb and cheaper suburb than both of the others remains a mistery. Maybe because it's older than Clayton and lots more new money went into Clayton and because Walnut Creek is next to the 24 and 680 freeway giving it's commuters an easier access to the city? Either way, Concord has really old and crappy strip malls with homeless walking around in the early sunday AM's, mixed in with super new huge MC-Air-conditioned-4500-square-feet-million-$$-Mansions. Concord has it all, illegal Mexicans, generally the only pedestrians around here with senior citizens, medium rich Suburbanites who wanted to buy affordable new homes, Old Donut shops and sleezy car mechanics, super gung-ho full blooded war veterans with flags in their front yards to lots of fixer upper type of investors trying to make a quick buck flipping properties and trying to make it in America. Welcome to Concord.