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Community photo of the week: Lake Merritt in the gloom

on December 26, 2012

Every week, Oakland North will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Gina Garcia.

She writes, “The following photo was taken of Lake Merritt on Tuesday, December 4 on the corner Madison and Lakeside. It was early evening, gloomy-ish from the rain and something about the clouds and the lighting made me stop my car (basically in the middle of the street) so that I could attempt to capture the moment. I tend to forget about the beauty of Oakland! I am thrilled to have caught a lasting glimpse.”

If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized and in jpeg format. Oakland North cannot pay for community photos, except in gratitude and local love.

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