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San Jose

Pictures by QT Luong

[Plaza Cesar Chavez] [Tech Museum] [City Hall] [San Jose Downtown Buildings]
[San Jose Theatres] [HP pavilion] [Winchester Mystery House] [San Jose events]
[San Jose Streets] [Santana Row] [Rosicrucian Museum] [San Jose Asian communities]
[San Jose Urban Parks] [Alviso] [Evergreen] [Mount Hamilton Range]
[San Jose from above]

San Jose became in 1850 the first incorporated city in the US State of California, and served as its first state capital. With a population close to one million, San Jose is the most populous city in Northern California, third in the state (after Los Angeles and San Diego), and tenth in the US. The city of San Jose stretches from the San Francisco Bay up to Mount Hamilton (4,372 feet). San Jose comprises large natural parks and rural lands that contrast with its developed urban areas. The most prosperous (in terms of per capita income) and the safest of the large US cities, San Jose is an important business center as the self-proclaimed "Capital of the Silicon Valley". Although not known as a tourist destination until recently (with the exception of the strange Winchester House), San Jose has enjoyed an urban renaissance from the 1990s with a pleasant downtown area, and new buildings such as the Tech Museum, City Hall, new San Jose Repertory Theatre, HP Pavilion, Fairmont Hotel, and Adobe Systems headquarters.

I have made my home in San Jose since 2003, so this series of pictures will be regularly updated to illustrate in much greater depth the variety of what this great city has to offer.

Pictures of Plaza Cesar Chavez
Plaza Cesar Chavez (25 images) larger
Pictures of Tech Museum
Tech Museum (14 images) larger
Pictures of City Hall
City Hall (12 images) larger
Pictures of San Jose Downtown Buildings
San Jose Downtown Buildings (29 images) larger
Pictures of San Jose Theatres
San Jose Theatres (11 images) larger
Pictures of HP pavilion
HP pavilion (9 images)
Pictures of Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House (37 images) larger
Pictures of San Jose  events
San Jose events (21 images) larger
Pictures of San Jose Streets
San Jose Streets (18 images) larger
Pictures of Santana Row
Santana Row (14 images) larger
Pictures of Rosicrucian Museum
Rosicrucian Museum (17 images) larger
Pictures of San Jose Asian communities
San Jose Asian communities (13 images) larger
Pictures of San Jose Urban Parks
San Jose Urban Parks (28 images) larger
Pictures of Alviso
Alviso (12 images) larger
Pictures of Evergreen
Evergreen (27 images) larger
Pictures of Mount Hamilton Range
Mount Hamilton Range (49 images) larger
Pictures of San Jose from above
San Jose from above (13 images) larger

Themes: San Jose Skyline, San Jose Winter
Places: American Cities, California Cities
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