I drove through Alameda once when the base was active. That was before the movie studios and gyms and Mythbusters took over the hangars and runways and when the community seemed driven by all those kind of businesses that thrive around an active base (small shops but also tattoo studios and pawn shops).
A nice thing about the town is that so many people have waterfront property. Even the folks who live away from the bay have an inlet (bayou?) of water. Not everyone but more than I expected.
What I didn't remember from the time was how beautiful this area was (and is). I feel lucky to live in the Bay Area.
My camera was put away right before this shot but I just had to pull it out again.