This is truly a beautiful place. Yes, it's a cemetery, but it holds so much more than just a bunch of dead people... The panoramic views that you get are just stunning! On a clear day you can almost see all of the bay area. There are some pretty famous people buried there and the old Gothic crypts have so much detail on them.Directions: You can take 580 to 51st, 51st all the way to Broadway, cross Broadway onto Pleasant Valley Rd, go up the hill and down to the second stop light, turn left and the road leads into the cemetery. Alt. Or, from 880 go up Broadway until Piedmont Ave angles off to the right. Go all the way up Piedmont Ave as far as you can and the entrance is there. After the entrance there is a big circular drive around a fountain and there is parking by the office where we could meet.
Saturday, Oct 10
Larry suggested we go to Mountain View Cemetery. The address is 5000 Piedmont Avenue (At Ramona), Oakland, CA 94611. A neighbor says: