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Old 11-01-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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Eastside of Silicon Valley, on a hazy, warm, sunny October day. You can make out downtown in the haze.
Haze - Bay Area euphemism for smog.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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go to hawkeyeaerial.com and go to photo stock and then click on San Jose. Great aerial pictures of San Jose and most current!
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Haze - Bay Area euphemism for smog.
No, it's a cross between smog and marine layer. A real native would know that, jeez...
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:48 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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Trying to get a sticky thread going here.

San Jose was my birthplace and it's not as bad as most people around here think it is. Granted, it wasn't supposed to be a big city at first but with the high-tech industry settling in, it's one now with a modern downtown. Nonetheless, it's a lovely place to live.



Santa Clara St.





North of downtown, Plaza de Cesar Chavez below (S. Market St.)






Skyline from the City Hall


St. James Park




Light rail train running up 1st St. on a usual weekday


Unnamed street connecting 2nd and 3rd St., near the 88 high rise.


Lovely green Eastern Foothills during the spring rainy season, viewed from City Hall.


Paseo de San Antonio pedestrian alley/walkway


San Jose has its share of people with political/religious signs.


Some kids cycling down a sidewalk, lol. Isn't this illegal?


Coyote Creek Trail (connects to the city of Morgan Hill)


Downtown from the Eastern Foothills


...And at night. Good place to park a car and watch the city below!


San Carlos St.


Trails in Alviso, North San Jose, a place that touches the waters of the San Francisco Bay.


Santana Row






I mostly have pictures of downtown to share. If anyone has any other pictures of the other parts of the city (e.g. Santana Row, SJ Japantown, Alum Rock Park, etc.), please feel free to pitch in!

So what do you all think?
Nice pics! I remember San Jose all so well, my brother and I frequentled a Mexican restaurant on Santa Clara Ave.
I went to Sunnyvale High School in my Senior year in 1966 and joined the USAF the following year just to avoid the draft.
Ron Gonzales, the ex-City Mayor of San Jose lived just right across the street from us in Sunnyvale, but I since lost touched with him and his family, but I think his Mom still lives in the same house in Sunnyvale.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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Eh, I've lived in San Jose since the age of five (I am 42 now). Really, there isn't any culture here because most everyone is from somewhere else, which on the one hand makes for a lot of different places to eat, but also leaves you with a population that doesn't care about this place because it's not their home. Most people came here just to make money, that's it. The architecture of the last 30-40 years is very bland (San Jose can't have anything 'nice' because the people here will just trash it), people drive worse than any other part of the Bay Area I've been to (though I suspect S.F. must be worse), and there's litter everywhere because no one cares...because it's not their home. Lots of hot Latina and Asian ladies around though...
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,az
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there's litter everywhere because no one cares...because it's not their home. Lots of hot Latina and Asian ladies around though...
That goes with most of California no one cares and there are plenty of beautiful women all over California.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I am from Central New York and really thinking about moving to California. I love the photos posted here. What a beautiful place. I am a single mom, my son is 12, and I want to move to California for its weather and different events, activities. Here in Syracuse there is not much exitement. So it is time to move on. Love spring and fall. So far I am not sure of which way to go. North or South. How are the jobs over there?
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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I have been reading alot about approved plans for urbanization in San Jose, finally some high-density transit oriented projects...here is one of the first released projections of what N 1st street should look like by 2020..looks like San Jose might actually grow up after all...s'about time.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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^^^ and i realised i didnt attach the link...here it is City of San Jose Planning: Vision North San Jose
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Bismillaah. Salaam/Peace.


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Eh, I've lived in San Jose since the age of five (I am 42 now). Really, there isn't any culture here because most everyone is from somewhere else, which on the one hand makes for a lot of different places to eat, but also leaves you with a population that doesn't care about this place because it's not their home. Most people came here just to make money, that's it. The architecture of the last 30-40 years is very bland (San Jose can't have anything 'nice' because the people here will just trash it), people drive worse than any other part of the Bay Area I've been to (though I suspect S.F. must be worse), and there's litter everywhere because no one cares...because it's not their home. Lots of hot Latina and Asian ladies around though...

Are you sure you're not talking about N.Y.? That description sounds much like where I grew up.
I visited the R.C's there (SJ), some years ago; the 1990's I think. Seemed to be a very quite town. Sorry to hear so much bad news.

Enjoyed the pictures, though.


Peace. devotee
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