Watery Wednesday #56: Lake Merritt

27 Apr

Lake Merritt has been called the Jewel of Oakland.  A unique fresh and salt-water lake, the largest such lake located within an urban area consisting of 3.4 miles around the circumference of the lake, covering 155 acres of land. The depth of Lake Merritt varies upon how much water is allowed to filter in from the Estuary and upon rain water intake. [infor from oakland site]

It is a 5-minute drive from work.  My walking buddies and I have talked about driving to the lake and walking there during our lunch hour.  Still havent’ done that yet.

I took this shot three Fridays ago after an early dinner (sushi – see photo hunt photo below) to celebrate hubs co-workers’ b/days.  Around this side of the lake are eats and pubs and the side I showed you are the apartments.  Who wouldn’t want to live there?

More you ask?  Go and visit WATERY WEDNESDAY headquarters.


Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Uncategorized


20 responses to “Watery Wednesday #56: Lake Merritt

  1. Gemma

    April 27, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Delightful view across the lake! And gorgous, soft reflections add to the beauty!

  2. Ebie

    April 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Your shot is so crisp! Love the reflections on the lake. Me, I want to live there-overlooking a very scenic spot!

  3. Jill

    April 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    what a great, soft reflection – looks like a gorgeous day down there!

  4. foto CHIP

    April 27, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    A wonderful light in the photo 🙂

  5. Laura Hegfield

    April 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Gorgeous reflection!

  6. carolynUSA

    April 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    That IS nice! I love the golden hues bouncing off that water. You captured the light…no doubt!

  7. Tammie Lee

    April 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    you have captured this beautifully!

  8. Pam

    April 27, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Its easy to see why Merritt River is referred to as a jewel. The shinning reflections in its waters do have a jewel appearance.

  9. A Garden of Threads

    April 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    The sun shining on the water is beautiful. Would be a lovely walk around the lake.

  10. J Bar

    April 28, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Fantastic reflection.

  11. Linnea

    April 28, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Once again, a lovely shot. What a view! I always admire those houses up there on the hill overlooking the lake!

  12. luna miranda

    April 28, 2010 at 8:10 am

    enchanting place–it looks European.;P

    i will come back tonight to read your post (forgot my reading glasses, i’m wearing my driving glasses and it’s giving me a headache!). hirap ng lola na (LOL).

  13. witsandnuts

    April 28, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Beautiful! Postcard perfect. =)

  14. Eileen

    April 28, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful scene and the light is gorgeous!

  15. Hootin' Anni

    April 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I can see just WHY it’s referred as the ‘jewel’….just look at the sparkles!!

    My WATERY WEDNESDAY…do stop by if you get a chance.

  16. Dave Q, UK

    April 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Gracefully captured!

  17. docgelo

    April 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    peace of mind, solace, serenity, tranquility… those are the things that your photo exudes. thanks for sharing. i badly need it these days.

  18. Spiderdama

    April 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Great shot with a wonderful reflection in water

  19. Daniela

    April 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    The light is beautiful and so are the reflections in the water too, a great shot.

  20. Siromade

    April 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Oh what a nice scenery, love the reflection. Great shots of your photo. Fantastic.


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