San Jose Downtown Photowalk

Hosted by Bay Area Photography Group

Public group

This is a past event

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A moderate walk through downtown, explore the parks, streets, theaters and more. Check out the falls colors and events at Guadalupe River Park.

San Jose Photowalk map

The map highlights few from many spots to walk and enjoy around San Jose downtown, mid town, uptown, Japan town and other corners all around.

The event is for October 10th 2015, however this could be used for anytime in future as well.


10:00 Discovery meadow San Jose city event : Pumpkins in the park. :
Childrens Costume Parade.

11:00 Plaza de Cezar Chavez Fountains, park and wonderful walk through the park.

Circle of Palms Plaza & San Jose Museum of Art

12:00 Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph "The original St. Joseph's Church was built on the site of the current basilica in 1803, and was the first non-mission parish built in California. The original adobe structure was damaged by earthquakes in 1818 and 1822, and a new adobe church was built from 1835 to 1846. The second church was severely damaged by the 1868 Hayward earthquake, and work on the third church began in 1869. The third church was destroyed by fire in 1875, and a temporary fourth church was built a few blocks away while the fifth and current church was being constructed. The fifth church was dedicated by Joseph Alemany, Archbishop of San Francisco, in 1877 while construction continued. The current portico was completed in 1884, and the large dome was finished in 1885.

In 1981, a major renovation project was begun at the church, which was to become the cathedral for the new Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose. In 1985, the church was elevated to a cathedral, pending completion of the restoration in 1990. It replaced Saint Patrick Proto-Cathedral Parish, located a few blocks away, as the cathedral of the diocese. The cathedral was made a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1997."

1:00 Lunch at St. Pedro Square. Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Market with beer, live music and food.

2:00 Trinity Cathedral Constructed in 1863, it is the oldest church building in San Jose. The interior of the church is very ornately carved redwood, with ornamented beams and trusses, and an exceptional multi-Gothic arched chancel. Other features include beautiful stained glass windows crafted by the New York firm of Doremus, and the tower chimes which date from the 1860's.

2:30 St James Park The origin of St. James Square dates back to the beginning of San Jose's American period (1848) when the city fathers commissioned the Yale educated surveyor Charles S. Lyman to lay out a plan for the future city of San Jose. Lyman reserved a large open area for public open space by combining twin rectangular blocks within the standard grid plan for the city, This area was called St. James Square. Twenty years later Frederick Law Olmsted, America's greatest pioneer landscape architect, laid out the diagonal and peripheral walkways. Plantings were begun. With this addition, St. James Square became officially known as St. James Park.

First Church of Christ Scientist
First Unitarian Church of San Jose
Santa Clara County Courthouse 3:30 Back to Discovery Meadow and drive to Chinese Cultural Garden Click click click... Share photos!

4:00 Five wounds Portuguese National Church,San Jose, CA Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish has been serving the needs of Catholics in East San José since 1914. Wonderful Murals, Tainted glass windows and structure of the building.

5:00 Japanese American Museum of San Jose 6:00 Drive to Rose Gardens Heritage Rose Garden and Municipal Rose Garden.

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