Friday, November 13, 2015
Tricolor City Hall
On Tuesday, November 3rd, San Francisco City Hall was lit red, white, and blue for Election Day, complete with a flashing white light to add extra pizzazz.
Tonight at 5:30 PM City Hall was lit exactly the same, minus the flashing white light, and my first thought was, "Is there another election somewhere?" before realizing the recycled lighting scheme was expressing solidarity with the terrorism victims today in Paris. To add to the apocalyptic atmosphere, there were a pair of helicopters hovering nearby capturing disaster footage for local TV stations of a tour bus gone berserk near Union Square which caused a chain reaction crash involving a bicyclist, cars, trucks, and scaffolding. Friday the 13th lived up to its reputation.