Walking Albany: Neighborhood Panoramic Landscapes

Albany Panorama (Memorial Day #22) -- by Joe Reifer

Albany Panorama (Memorial Day #22) — by Joe Reifer

Two horizontal images shot with a Ricoh GRD II combined using Photomerge in Photoshop CS3.

Over the holiday weekend we continued the Walking Every Street In Albany project in the neighborhood on the South side of Albany Hill. One technique for walking every street is to pick a small area, and walk the streets up and back as a grid. When the grid is on a hill, you can get a pretty good workout. Another cool thing is that walking projects can take you to interesting places near your house that you didn’t know were there. A lot of us pass by the same houses and travel down the same streets every day, often without paying much attention to the details. Slowing down and expanding your travels to new nearby areas can help you see the world with fresh eyes.

Albany Panorama (Memorial Day #36) -- by Joe Reifer

Albany Panorama (Memorial Day #36) — by Joe Reifer

Seven vertical images shot with a Ricoh GRD II combined using Photomerge in Photoshop CS3.

Walking Every Street In Albany, CA

Today was the Citywide Garage Sale in Albany, CA. We decided that this event would be the perfect occasion to begin a project to walk every street in Albany. We saw a lot of junk for sale during a 4-hour walk that covered the area East of San Pablo Avenue, and North of Solano Ave. We’re now about 25-30% of the way done, but there’s no hurry. Walking Berkeley took 2 years, and walking Albany will be done at a leisurely pace this Summer.

Previous walks of note: