Last week I tagged along with my wife to San Jose, CA. She was there to attend a conference. I was there to veg by the pool and take photos of the area.
I took three cameras with me, my Nikon D80, my Nikon N60, and my Holga 120CFN. I shot three rolls of film and about 50-100 digital shots. After a little self-editing, here is a collection of my favorite digital shots from San Jose (the film shots will come later):
San Jose is a very artistic town. There are a lot of public art installations, along with many interesting murals and street graffiti. This was a favorite mural of mine that I cam across in the SoFA district of downtown San Jose.
Another thing about San Jose that caught my eye was the architecture. The wide variety of architectural styles present in the city are great to see. This is the historic Hotel Sainte Claire was only a block away from the hotel we stayed at in downtown San Jose. It was originally built in 1926 and designed by architectural firm Weeks and Day.
San Jose State University was only a short walk from our hotel. The campus has a mixture of old style and modern architectural styles. Pictured above is Tower Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus.
The San Jose Museum of Art was built in two wings. The older wing on the left was originally the city’s post office and was originally designed by architect Willoughby J. Edbrooke. The newer wing was designed by Richard S. Zlatunich. Since the airport was very close, I wanted to try to get the light trails from a passing airplane. But alas, I was tired and didn’t feel like waiting for one to fly by.
You can see more photos from my San Jose trip on my flickr photostream. As soon as my film is developed, I will be scanning and posting some of those photos as well.