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Posted inArts, Events

Nightscapes: Ira Serkes’ photo show at the French Hotel

Long-time Berkeley resident, Realtor and Berkeleyside contributing photographer Ira Serkes has been going to the French Hotel in the Gourmet Ghetto for years. A few weeks ago Serkes gave Angel, the “super-barrista” who works there, his business card which features a photograph Serkes took of the 2012 supermoon over UC Berkeley, and he inquired if the hotel might be interested in mounting a […]

Posted inNature

King tides initiative raises awareness of rising sea levels

Photographers, nature lovers and climate change observers are joining forces to document California’s annual surge of high tides. By gathering photographs of the phenomenon, they hope to raise awareness of how rising sea levels will impact coastal regions in years to come. Berkeley realtor and chronicler extraordinaire Ira Serkes was snapping photos at the Berkeley Marina […]

Posted inCity

Wavy Gravy and the fish

Our post on the Berkeley mural treasure hunt prompted Berkeleysider Ira Serkes to share this photo he took of “Berkeley institution” Wavy Gravy sitting in front of the mural depicting him holding a fish at the Berkeley Amtrak Station dedication in 2008. Naturally, he was holding a fish. Earlier that day, Ira had run into Gravy at […]