Berkeley Christmas

by Steed Dropout
Dec. 25, 2013
Berkeley, Ca.


A street this teeming with “street people” shouldn’t dim Christmas day, but dim it did.

Where have all the hippies gone?

X-Mass, Hate Camp, People's Park. Photo by Ted Friedman.

Perhaps to People’s Park.

Hate Camp X-Mass, People's Park. Photo by Ted Friedman.


Although a few businesses were open (Top Dog, as usual) a coffee house near Cal, the Tarot guy and two head shops–Christmas action moved to People’s Park at its major attraction, Hate Camp.

Near Cal. Photo by Ted Friedman.

Berkeley Reporter makes it a point to cover the void.

Top Dog never sleeps. Photo by Ted Friedman.
Got paraphalnalia? Photo by Ted Friedman.

If you can’t see the forest through all the trees, you will have a clear view of Telegraph Avenue when the trees move out.

Tarot for no one. Photo by Ted Friedman.

Our Christmas photo-essay tries to capture the Telegraph holiday let-down.

Mom visits Cal daughter. Photo by Ted Friedman.

These views do not reflect the views of publications in which my work appears.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.