Instagram: Snapshots of Silicon Valley

For those of you who aren’t obsessively following Instagram like I am, I thought that I would bring you them gems that were caught during my recent trip out to Silicon Valley San Mateo County. I can say without a doubt that the fact that there is so much more to Silicon Valley than tech companies really blew my mind. I felt lucky I was there to capture it.

In regards to Instagram, to me there is something special caught on this digital format – or maybe I’m just a sucker for vintage filters that make pictures moody. Regardless, I think a lot of personality can be caught.

Thus I bring you, my #playbythebay experience.








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Disclosure: I was a guest of Silicon Valley/San Mateo County, however all opinions are my own.

7 Responses to “Instagram: Snapshots of Silicon Valley”

  1. Maria September 13, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    I definitely have a different opinion of Silicon Valley now that I read this and scroll through your snaps. Thanks!

    • Erica September 19, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      What did you think of it before?

      • Maria September 19, 2013 at 11:52 am #

        I had a mental image of nothing but offices and generic residential subdivisions. Lots of “beige” and nothing interesting – However, now I see there’s an energy and vitality.

        • Erica September 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

          Oh don’t get me wrong, it does have its fair share of block housing and buildings. I’m just glad to see awesome things break it up.

          • Maria September 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

            Exactly, and that’s why I’m glad I read this post… you’ve given me a different opinion of Silicon Valley now :-)

  2. Beth @ Besudesu Abroad September 13, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I would love to visit Silicon Valley, although I am still interested in seeing all the techy stuff. Still, I’m glad to know there are other things to do too!

    • Erica September 19, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      Don’t get me wrong, there is a LOT of tech stuff to do. I know quite a few places allow walkthroughs as well. I just couldn’t make an entire trip out of just that.

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