The most direct route takes me across Stanford, where I passed this statue of a weeping angel.
If you are a fan of Doctor Who, this may creep you out a bit and remind of you a bit of this episode.
There is an interesting history to this statue. I'm going on scattered memory here, but I believe it was originally a memorial to the Stanfords' son, who died young, and for whom the university is named (that's why it's Leland Stanford Junior University). It was originally under a dome, which collapsed in the 1906 earthquake. It was decided to leave it without the dome, letting it in part become a memorial to victims of the earthquake.