BJ’s

LAKSPUR에 짐을 내리고 차를 돌려 나온 새로운 동네의 BJ’s

지금도 미국여행을 생각하면

이곳에서 먹었던 이 요리 생각에 군침이 돈다…

Scampi Pasta

Flavorful shrimp tossed with delicate angel hair pasta in a light blend of olive oil, butter, garlic, lemon juice and Roma tomatoes. Topped with Parmesan cheese, seasoned bread crumbs and parsley.

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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, United States. The region is roughly coterminous with the Santa Clara Valley where it is centered. It is home to many of the world’s largest technology corporations as well as thousands of small startups. The term originally referred to the region’s large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually came to refer to all high-tech businesses in the area, and is now generally used as a metonym for the American high-technology sector.

Despite the development of other high-tech economic centers throughout the United States and the world, Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development, accounting for one-third (1/3) of all of the venture capital investment in the United States. Geographically, Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley, the southern Peninsula, and the southern East Bay. With the rapid growth of the technology sector, the term “Silicon Valley” is frequently used to include other parts of the Bay Area, such as San Mateo County, San Francisco, and parts of Marin County…

– by Wikipedia

애플, 구글, 페이스북을 비롯한 수많은 IT기업이 있는 실리콘밸리…

생각보다 그곳은 아주 평화로운 도시였다.

많은 기업들이 마치 하나의 캠퍼스처럼 잔잔하고 고즈넉했다.

높아야 2층정도의 건물…

그렇지만 어디든 자연과 어우러진 그들의 근무환경을 보니

집중하지 아니할 수 없을만큼의 고요함이 있었다.

지금 생각해보면 샌프란시스코의 유명한 관광지보다도

내 기억에 깊이 남아있는 곳이 이 동네이지 않을까 싶다…

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SFO

* Photo by- http://www.huffingtonpost.com

 

인천국제공항을 출발하여

12시간여의 비행으로 샌프란시스코 국제공항에 도착했다.

알랭드 보통은 공항에 대한 소재를 늘 글에 언급하고

나또한 공항이란곳에 상당한 의미를 갖곤한다.

공항은 늘 설레임과 그 도시의 색깔을 대표한다.

어찌보면 인천국제공항도 우리나라 문화를 대변해주듯

화려하고 디테일하고 없는게 없는 세계최고 공항으로

우리나라의 완벽주의를 그대로 옮겨놓은듯 하다.

사실 샌프란시스코 국제공항에 도착했을땐

몸과 맘이 너무 힘들었기에

공항주변을 살필 여유가 없었다.

또한 지금까지의 여행은 늘 공항에서부터 대중교통을 이용했었다면

미국만큼은 렌트카에 의지한터라 공항 구석구석을 관찰 할 수는 없었다.

무엇보다

바다를 배경으로 펼쳐진 공항의 모습은 다소 검소해보였고

복잡하고 깐깐한 Immigration에 비해 시설은 매우 단촐하고

심심했던 것이 SFO에 대한 나의 첫인상이다.

c.f.

문득 든 생각이

SFO의 상징인 통유리의 배경이

싱가폴의 The shopping mall at Marina bay sands와 매우 비슷한것 같다^^

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