Monday, October 4, 1999


Image of Yahoo, Silicon Valley
Image of Yahoo, Silicon Valley

Just off Central Expressway, I found a company, Yahoo! Ever heared of them? 🙂

Tuesday, October 5, 1999

Classical Silicon Valley Industrial Park – II

Image of Classical Industrial Park, Silicon Valley
Image of Industrial Park, Silicon Valley

Here are some more images from a nearby “Classic” Silicon Valley Industrial Park. I wanted to see if there was visual evidence of the change of season. The trees have a little color change. It isn’t visible in the picture, but I had hoped a jet contrail would be visible in the lower picture. I am not certain, but I think their visibility has something to do with the temperature of the upper atmosphere. Can anyone confirm/correct this notion?

Thursday, October 7, 1999

Over the Hill

Image Summit near Silicon Valley

I was traveling towards San Jose, going north on 17 (between Santa Cruz and San Jose). This photo is very near the summit. Within a few hundred yards of this point, the odometer of my car recycled from 99999.9 to 00000.0 miles; an interesting place for this to happen. This point is about 1,400-1,500 feet above sea level.

Image of Silicon Valley from 17

Continuing back to San Jose, we see the brown hills surrounding Mission Peak (east of Milpitas, CA) in the distant background. This photo is near Los Gatos from 17 north. As you can see, it is a clear day, but there is a blanket of Smog Over Silicon Valley.

Friday, October 8, 1999

Tree Lined Street

Image of Santa Clara, Silicon Valley

Downtown Santa Clara, near the main post office, looking across the street towards a coffee shop. Wish I had the time to stop there.

Saturday, October 9, 1999


Image of Venus from Silicon Valley

It is about 6:45-7:00 AM, looking towards the east. Venus is bright. On this photo, if you extent the black lines from the bottom, and the right of the picture. Venus can be found near the intersection. Not really bright in the picture, but present.

Industrial Park Pond

Image of Industrial Park in Silicon Valley

Quiet today. The industrial park has some activity, but mostly rests. I think there are fountains here during the week, in this industrial park near Saratoga, CA.

Sunday, October 10, 1999


Image from Silicon Valley

Pumpkins are on sale now!

Long Straight Rails

Image of rails in Silicon Valley

We are in Campbell, CA looking North East. The hills east of Milpitas and Mission Peak can be seen in the background. This run of track heads towards San Jose. I think the only train on this track is a week day run of bulk materials (coal, rock) to the cement plant on the west side of the valley. It is a slow and heavy train.