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iPhone Friday – Google

In the Tannery district in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario you will find a nondescript building that houses Google’s most important office hub outside of the United States and Communitech, a not-for-profit organization that provides office space and other support to Waterloo-based startups.

I was fortunate to have a tour of these two offices for business purposes and of course I couldn’t resist but to take a few iPhone shots to share with all of you.

google, office, reception

Art behind the receptionists desk

Google, office, aquarium

Help Yourself to Some Water

Unfortunately once we were led inside I had strict instructions that photographs were not allowed. You can just imagine my disappointment but the offices themselves did not disappoint. I’m sure you’ve seen it on YouTube or TV, cafeteria with full kitchen staff that prepare hot breakfasts and lunches for the employees, pinball machines, slides and hammocks if you need to rest.  Looked like a fun place to work but the hammocks and rest areas made me wonder how many hours these employees actually put in?

From there we went downstairs to the Communitech office.

Heading Downstairs

Couldn’t Resist…loved this sign!

imap, art installation, mixed media

Art in the office titled “iMap” a mixed-media installation made from parts of MacBooks.

reality cave, 3d, simulation,

Got to try out the Reality Cave, a 3D simulator that reminded me of the holodeck…very cool. Look carefully you can see the corner of the wall (which, by the way, you can’t see with the 3D glasses on)

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26 responses

  1. Len

    Cool images Edith, especially the third one. Too bad you couldn’t take images inside as it sounds like a real cool place.

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    September 28, 2012 at 6:54 am

  2. Nices shots, Edith, love the third picture! This visit must have been so fun, see the inside office of Google, woot! woot!

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    September 28, 2012 at 7:56 am

  3. Looks like an interesting tour! Nice job sharing it with us!

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    September 28, 2012 at 8:21 am

  4. Very cool images Edith. Have a great weekend.

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    September 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

  5. Very cool! Love the first shot, and that sign 🙂

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    September 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

  6. Great photos Edith… I’m sure they put their hours in otherwise the perks would disappear 🙂

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    September 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  7. Lucky you getting access to such a building. That third shot is a stunner. I find it difficult to believe it’s taken with an iPhone!

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    September 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    • Thank so much Andy. I know the iPhone still amazes me at times. Have a great weekend.

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      September 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  8. These are so cool, Edith! Sounds like a really good place to work.

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    September 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

  9. Thanks for the Great Shots & Tour.

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    September 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

  10. Good stuff Edith.

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    September 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

  11. Very cool, Edith. This must have been a fun tour.

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    September 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm

  12. sedge808

    very cool.
    looks like fun.

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    September 28, 2012 at 11:19 pm

  13. Great shots Edith, looks like a fun place to work.

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    October 1, 2012 at 5:48 am

  14. Great set of shots Edith, love that red sign

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    October 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

  15. Adam Allegro

    Awesome work Edith. That sign is classic 🙂

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    October 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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