How many people know their history of the Bay Area? Probably not too many. Take a tour given on a Saturday, free of charge through Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland. Or, if you do not have the time, simply saunter around and notice the names on the tombs....Meritt, Crocker, etc.
There are very many prominent artists, architects (Julia Morgan), business magnets (Henry Kaiser) buried and interred here, which you might not know. Stop in at the Office to get a brochure and map. That will help you on your walk. Take a good hour and just a section of this
lovely cemetery designed by Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.
It is by no means a dreadful place, it has about the most stunning view of the Bay and the new Bay Bridge, its grounds are well kept, and the statuaries of angels are to die for.
Many joggers and Moms or nannies use Mt. View as their morning walk. You need not be
scared and you can enjoy the tulip display in the Springtime or partake in a Memorial Day
celebration. This is a place to enjoy right in the heart of the Oakland. Also get an ice
cream at Fenton's after your walk. That creamery is on Piedmont, just down the street!
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