"But the most unlooked for feature of
the place is its air of
remoteness and seclusion. Here it lies, spread out on the open hillside,
in full view from bay and from town. Yet as we thread its quiet alleys, or
lie dreaming in the sunshine under the lee of its rocks, we seem to
have journeyed leagues from the work-a-day world we left behind."
Illustration from Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association