Keith Skinner has lived in Berkeley, off and on, for nearly 30 years and he likes to walk the city. He recently set up a blog, Berkeley Afoot, to record in words and photos the many walks he makes to and from work — from his home in Westbrae to downtown — and in his downtime, such as when he snapped Peruvian dancers at the Solano Stroll (above). He writes:

As a result of my walking habit, I have come to appreciate to an even greater degree, what an odd and wonderfully diverse community Berkeley is. Contrary to the stereotypes one often sees in reference to this town, it is a place of infinite variety and inspiration.

Skinner was recently the walk coordinator for the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association, so he’s a semi-professional. Enjoy his musings here.

[Photo: Keith Skinner.]

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