Since at least the 1970s, the Albany Bulb has been an outdoor guerrilla art museum and homeless community in the San Francisco Bay Area, adjacent to Berkeley. The Bulb is a peninsula, jutting out into the Bay itself, directly across from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. It is located on the unceded land of the indigenous Coast Miwok and Ohlone people.
The Albany Bulb's site is a former garbage dump which became overgrown with trees and shrubbery. There were massive outdoor art sculptures made out of trash from the landfill; these included a small cement ‘castle’, a skate ramp/orchestra pit, and a community library. All built by individual community members with no external funding. All of these photos are of friends and family; the black and white photos were taken around 2007, and the color photos around 2010.