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East Bay Then and Now (Then & Now Thunder Bay) Hardcover – December 9, 2004

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Product Details

  • Series: Then & Now Thunder Bay
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (December 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592233503
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592233502
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 11.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By E. Richards on October 3, 2005
Format: Hardcover
If you live in the San Francisco Bay area or have a fondness for the place, this is a fun book to peruse. The author pairs archival photos with current photos to give the reader an idea of how places in the Bay Area have evolved.

I think this is a good book if you are into "How Buildings Learn" by Stewart Brand. Its also a good book if you are an older person and want to show the kids what the old town was like way back when.

What I found particularly interesting was how some places change more than others. Alameda, for example, is like The Land That Time Forgot. I used to joke with people that it was the only city in the Bay Area where you could order chicken a la king in the 21st century. One architectural detail that went by the wayside are these balconies that the Victorian buildings had on the second floors. Pity, they must have been nice to stand on on a sunny day. Places that had any kind of money (other than Alameda) had the misfortune of the land becoming so valuable that the lovely buildings all were mowed down for more contemporary buildings. A sad example is the Lake Merritt area, which is littered with ticky tacky apartment buildings with thin walls.

Anyway, if you like architecture, memories, buildings, or the Bay Area, this book may be for you.
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First off if you like history of the Bay you'll love this book!! I personally am a history fanatic of California especially the Bay so i really liked it, a lot of pictures, one of the most best picture books of history of the Bay!!! Highly recommended if you like the history of the Bay!!!
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I loved this particular edition as it allowwed me to back track all over the East Bay and get wierd looks from passerbyes as we achieved the correct camera angles out on the street and sidewalk to view the buildings showcased within this noble volume.
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