Thursday, December 23, 2010

City Hall Solstice

City Hall has been specially lit for the Christmas season, but instead of looking festive, the red and green lights appear a bit sinister, as if the Wicked Witch of the West were holding a Christmas party for the Church of Satan. That latter event, by the way, is actually happening at the Elbo Room on Valencia Street this Saturday.

Another event that would have fit well at the demonically lit City Hall was the recent 90th birthday party at a "private club" for former Secretary of State George Shultz (click here for an article by Catherine Bigelow). The photo from the party above, by Michael Mustacchi, is a rogue's gallery of war criminals with Schulz posing next to (left to right) James Baker, Condoleezza Rice, and Henry Kissinger. It doesn't get much more satanic than that.


Your driver said...

With all of them there in one place it's a shame no one showed up to arrest them. As to City Hall's Christmas lights, I've never liked any of the themed light schemes on that building. It reminds me of New York in the '70's when the Empire State Building was lit up in colors that were supposed to be green and red but always looked purple and orange to me.
Merry Christmas along with any other holidays you might be celebrating.

John Marcher said...

Mike- Nice photo of City Hall- and yes, it does look very sinister, which you have captured perfectly.

Happy Holidays to both of you.

Civic Center said...

Happy Winter Solstice Holidays to both of you too.

By the way, the private club turns out to have been, what else, the Bohemian Club.

mary ann said...

love the city hall photo & agree about the people