I made it out to California for a trip in February, right before everything shut down, and had enough time there to take some pictures of Apple Park and the Googleplex.
I bought some film in San Jose, and headed straight to the
Apple Park Visitor Center
which was the only part of Apple Park they’d let me into to get pictures of. It had a good view of the headquarters building, carefully managed so you could see the architecture but nothing more.
After Apple Park, I went to the Google Cloud offices in Sunnyvale. I couldn’t find any clouds to take pictures of, but I did find sunny vales…
and an Event Center…
and this really striking seating area under a sculpture at Tech Corners.
I don’t think I’ve ever made it to the South Bay without going to the Googleplex in Mountain View, and this trip was no exception. (I’m not sure about anyone else, but I think this is pretty normal when you work for Google.)
The eastern part of the Googleplex has redwoods, fountains, and colorful Google bikes.
I then walked westwards towards the evening sun, and found a new building going up.
I couldn’t get in there either, but it looks like it’s going to be awesome. Then I kept walking until I ran out of film and/or daylight. (Which happened at the same time this time.)
I found that you really can see mountains from the Google campus in Mountain View, if you know where to look. (South on the Permanente Creek Trail.)
I miss being there already. I wonder if they miss me too: