Saturday, August 18, 2007

Carillon Bells and Hidden Staircases

By chance on our walk today we were at the foot of the Campanile at noon. We stood squinting for a while and then climbed east through campus, but the bells did not stop! What a concert! The Berkeley Carillon schedule is going to be the first entry in my new weekly planner. I must find ways to work bells into my life.

The staircase is one of the many turn-of-the-century Berkeley paths uniting those living in the hills with streetcar stops. The Berkeley Path Wanderers Association publishes a wonderful map. We try to include these passages on our walks - they are easily overlooked but direct. I thought the wall here would make a wonderful palette for one of Louisa Calder's crochet bags in 4ply tweeds. All her nicest pieces have beads and bits sewn into them - this bag calls for seed pod-looking bits or brass beads that jingle. This would make a wonderful Bonnie Cashin muff bag with a change purse on the front! I think muffs are overlooked these days.

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