Berkeley is Bizarro Madison. A guide:
- Telegraph Avenue: Bizarro State Street, 'cept with cars.
- Campanile Tower: Bizarro Carillion Tower, just all showy. Not midwestern at all. (although tell this to the folks at Stanford with their Hoover Tower).
- Sproul Plaza: Bizarro Library Mall, although I didn't see any food carts. Sproul Plaza is even at the end of Telegraph, just like Library Mall is at the end of State Street.
To their credit: our campus is only as beautiful during the summer months. In the winter, Madison is cold. I always found it ironic that Madison was the prettiest when school was out of session and all the students were gone.
It's funny, but I hadn't really missed seeing Madison until I clicked the Wiki links. From time to time I had missed being in Madison, sure, but never really seeing it. Now, it'd be really nice to take a walk along Observatory or step into Ancora just to see those familiar sights. (And maybe not hear traffic...that's a definitive difference between the cities -- there're cars here!)