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About these pictures:

During the Christmas/New Year holidays I flew over from Amsterdam to San Jose to visit my sister who has been living there for about a year now. This city with 925.000 people, even more than San Francisco, is seen as the capitol of Silicon Valley. That's the area south (and west) of the San Francisco Bay where a wide range of big hi-tech companies are located.

We decided to drive around a bit during the holiday to see the offices of some of the biggest and wellknown hi-tech and internet companies. Most of them are actually located near to one of the highways 101 or 280, so it wasn't that difficult to find.

Sometimes we just noticed a company-office (e.g. Apple and Intel, you can't look past them) while we where driving somewhere else. Not always did we have times to make lots of photo's, that explains why some companies only have one picture.

If you look at the map you can see where all the companies are. Under most pictures I written the address (with a hyperlink to a map). With this information you might be able to plan a little Silicon Valley tour of your one. (This could easily be done in one day, if you stick to the directions and don't get lost.)

The pictures are taken with the Sony digital camera of my dad's school. (I don't have one myself). Many thanks to my sister Miriam for driving. :-)

By the way, I don't have many experience (erm, make that: almost none) with taking photographs. That explains the poor quality of some of them :-)

Tonie van Ringelestijn, january 2002
email: tonie(at)tonie.net

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Choose (no. of photo's):
· Tech Museum of Innovation (serie, 16 photos)
· Stanford University (serie, 17 photos)
· San Jose & the Sharks (serie, 20 photos)
· Intel & Museum (10)
· Apple (8)
· Birthplace of the valley (7)
· Google (5)
· On the road (5)
· AMD (4)
· Netscape (4)
· Oracle (3)
· Philips Silicon Valley Center (3)
· SGI (Silicon Graphics) (3)
· Agilent (2)
· Cisco Systems (2)
· Compaq (2)
· Excite@Home (2)
· Sun (2)
· Xerox PARC (2)
· Yahoo (2)
· Adobe (1)
· Altavista (1)
· Ebay (1)
· Fry's Electronics (1)
· Hewlett Packard (1)
· IBM (1)
· Verisign (1)

Pictures were taken in the first days of 2002 during my holiday visit. More info...

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  © 2002 Tonie van Ringelestijn, www.tonie.net, tonie(at)tonie.net