Google Offices and Google Campus in Mountain View

I never imagined going to visit the Google offices.  Maybe living in California and working in business offices, I just didn’t think it very novel to go and visit an office.  But here I am like the multitude of other tourists out in front on Building 44, taking photos.

A friend was visiting from out of the country and they wanted to go and see Google.   So we drove over to San Jose, and got a room and the next day we drove down to the Googleplex, or Google Campus as it is referred to also.   It’s an interesting vibe, as there are many office buildings, streets lines with trees, they call it a campus.  Although they were lots of office buildings, but with more trees, and bikes around, which is like a college campus. It’s also quite large like a campus, covering many blocks, in all directions. Google also has an Athletic Recreation Field, much like a college campus.

Large honeycomb piece with small green android and bee on it at the Googleplex.
Honeycomb Android Statue

 

We ended up at Building 44, where all the Android statues are.  It’s no wonder I like the Android.  All there operating systems are named after desserts!  Hello!  That explains so much.

Frozen Yogurt statue, to represent the google android os.
One of my favorites! Frozen Yogurt Android Statue.

 

 

We went to the main building but of course we could not get in.  I just though we might walk around a little.  A very nice lady told us that we could not get in, and told us where to go and view the statues.  Which we did, and then my friend tried to talk to someone in Building 44.  They wouldn’t let us in, of course.  And they gave us a preprinted Google directions map, double sided, to the Computer History Museum.

 

 

 

 

The Google bicycle is yellow, the wheel hubs green, the seat red and the basket too.
The Google bicycle

 

That was interesting, and it was right down the street, had a coffee shop, gift shop.  Afterwards we got a coffee, and we saw the Google bike at the entrance.   So it was an interesting day at the Googleplex, or Google campus.  I think next time I would prefer to go into a building.

 

 

Google offices, cupcake, Android statue outside building 44.
Google Android Statue

 

 

 

 

 

Large Gingerbread statue in front of the Google offices.
Gingerbread another older Android OS

 

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