2009 Berkeley, Kite Festival

Blue skies and windy. A perfect day for kites
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Blue skies and windy. A perfect day for kites


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:20:18 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #132018_6714TNT
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On the hillside entry, kids and parents flew small kites
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On the hillside entry, kids and parents flew small kites


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:18:54 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131854_7466BCX
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Past the entry hill flew gigantic squid
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Past the entry hill flew gigantic squid


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:19:56 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #131956_7469BCX
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His kite featured a pirate motif
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His kite featured a pirate motif


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:20:14 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #132014_7471BCX
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Goods were for sale in booths this year
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Goods were for sale in booths this year


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:21:50 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #132150_7477BCX
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Over the central field flew eight giant squid
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Over the central field flew eight giant squid


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:25:46 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #132546_7482BCX
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Squid tentacles waved in he wind
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Squid tentacles waved in he wind


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:25:40 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #132540_6719TNT
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Food booths proved popular mid-day
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Food booths proved popular mid-day


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A ninth giant squid held down pre-launch
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A ninth giant squid held down pre-launch


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:33:02 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #133302_6721TNT
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The ninth giant squid held aloft to fill with air
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The ninth giant squid held aloft to fill with air


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:27:04 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #132704_7484BCX
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The ninth giant squid catches the wind
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The ninth giant squid catches the wind


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:33:54 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #133954_6731TNT
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And upward the ninth giant squid begins to rise
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And upward the ninth giant squid begins to rise


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:34:00 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134000_6733TNT
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The ninth giant squid lifts off
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The ninth giant squid lifts off


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:40:10 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134010_6735TNT
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The ninth giant squid clears the hills
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The ninth giant squid clears the hills


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:40:20 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134020_6737TNT
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The ninth giant squid joined the other eight
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The ninth giant squid joined the other eight


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A giant gecko was among the other giant kites
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A giant gecko was among the other giant kites


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A tiny airliner was about to pass under a kite
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A tiny airliner was about to pass under a kite


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:44:22 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134422_6750TNT
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Not every launch was an immediate success
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Not every launch was an immediate success


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:43:58 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134358_7493BCX
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The family could always depend on dad for a launch
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The family could always depend on dad for a launch


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:44:56 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134456_7495BCX
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A successful launch
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A successful launch


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:45:16 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134516_7497BCX
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The small dog held on despite the large wind
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The small dog held on despite the large wind


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:46:34 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134634_6760TNT
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Lovely kites flew that afternoon
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Lovely kites flew that afternoon


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Some kites twirled
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Some kites twirled


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:47:08 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134708_6763TNT
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Some kites rippled languidly
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Some kites rippled languidly


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The fair as it appeared from the western-most hill
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The fair as it appeared from the western-most hill


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:50:18 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135018_7506BCX
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To the west was the bay and a zeppelin
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To the west was the bay and a zeppelin


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:48:54 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #134854_6769TNT
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A seaweed-esque kite
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A seaweed-esque kite


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:50:36 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135036_6776TNT
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60's psychedelic bear and ball kites
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60's psychedelic bear and ball kites


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:53:54 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135354_7513BCX
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The languid contrasted with the spiked
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The languid contrasted with the spiked


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:53:56 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135358_6783TNT
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An almost random assortment of kites
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An almost random assortment of kites


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:57:14 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135714_7517BCX
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The illusion of shape versus a plain orange
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The illusion of shape versus a plain orange


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:58:46 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135846_7519BCX
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A Tigger kite
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A Tigger kite


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:54:34 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135434_6789TNT
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A colorful squid
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A colorful squid


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:00:05 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #140050_7524BCX
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Many giant squid filled the sky
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Many giant squid filled the sky


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Partly shadowed by brethren, his tentacles writhed
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Partly shadowed by brethren, his tentacles writhed


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:01:22 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #140122_7525BCX
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A cute penguin kite
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A cute penguin kite


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:56:54 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #135654_6796TNT
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Contest kites rested in standby mode
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Contest kites rested in standby mode


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:04:14 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #140414_7528BCX
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A gecko caught a piece of the sun
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A gecko caught a piece of the sun


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A small frog kite was stranded on grass
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A small frog kite was stranded on grass


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:00:04 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #140004_6809TNT
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A dragon kite appeared to soar inward in attack mode
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A dragon kite appeared to soar inward in attack mode


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:10:16 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #141016_6819TNT
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A kid's small squid achieved flight
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A kid's small squid achieved flight


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Two hours later the entry hill was becoming full
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Two hours later the entry hill was becoming full


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A lovely butterfly kite
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A lovely butterfly kite


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:15:12 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #141512_6831TNT
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Small, brightly colored kites flew from the entry hill
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Small, brightly colored kites flew from the entry hill


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:15:02 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #141502_7547BCX
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Acrobatic kites performed in competition
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Acrobatic kites performed in competition


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:15:40 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #141540_6834TNT
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Fourteen giant squid were aloft mid–afternoon
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Fourteen giant squid were aloft mid–afternoon


Berkeley Kite Festival 2009   •  Caesar Chavez State Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 July 2009)   •  (Photo taken 14:17:22 Saturday 25 July 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #141722_6837TNT
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