Monday, August 25, 2014

Hangin' Around in Berkeley - Quite Literally

While walking around the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, I met these young fellows.
Hanging Out in Berkeley, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1, Lumix 20mm f1.7 Lens
iso 400, f5.6, 1/100 sec.
Hanging out in trees has a dramatic history at UC Berkeley. History's longest tree sit-in, a protest against the university's decision to cut down a grove of 42 native trees to make way for a new athletic center, took place there. From December 2006 to September 2008, protesters literally lived in the treetops, getting supplies brought in, and waste taken out by volunteers. In the end, the protesters lost and the trees were cut down.
(Click Here) to read more about the tree sit-in on wikipedia.
These guys were doing nothing of the type, and I would guess were waiting for their parents who probably work at the university.
Gotta love Berkeley. At least I do.