Oakland covers 78 sq. miles, of which 28% is water. It is made up of 7 major districts and 50 distinct neighborhoods. I live in the Fruitvale/San Antonio District, and The Diamond District neighborhood.
The top photo is looking over to Downtown Oakland in Central Oakland.
One of the many things I love about my neighborhood are the murals. Thus mural, on the bottom, is on Lincoln Avenue, which leads to my street. It's wonderfully done and is named "The Diamond Gateway."
Oakland has its problems, there is no denying that fact, but having lived as long as I have, it has become home.