Silicon Valley and U.S. Route 101 go hand-in-hand. Rush hour, I’ve unfortunately experienced it many times. Basically it’s a parking lot. People on the move between San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and other points and their jobs at Yahoo, eBay, Cisco, Apple and all the other Internet-based companies that put up shop here.
I grabbed this shot in the Silicon Valley city of Santa Clara during lunch hour. That explains the quietness. Your looking towards the south and San Jose. Always mountains to be seen off the distance in these parts.