Back when esnl first arrived in Berkeley, Telegraph Avenue was the domain of hippies, Hare Krishmas, students, and sightseers.
The hippies are gone, the streets devoid of Krishna chants, and both the sightseers and scarcer than in days in pasts.
Today’s counterculture has a harsher edge, as exemplified by one store’s sidewalk display:
Tattoo parlors now match head shops in numbers, as with this one, seen on a cloudy day through the window reflections of Telegraph traffic:
The last vestiges of the 60′s are found in a latter-day print shop, though the costs are higher than in days of yore, as in the case of this offering for a modest $53: