Saturday, January 21, 2017

San Francisco Women's March

The boys and I joined Sigrid for the Women's March in San Francisco. Wow, what crowds! We had a hard time navigating in the vicinity of City Hall, but eventually found a spot where we could hear the speakers, though we couldn't really see them. As it got darker, the pink lighting at City Hall looked better and better.

But let's start at the beginning. Here we are on the 35 heading off to the Castro station. The 35 usually isn't this crowded on a Saturday afternoon.

The crowds at Civic Center station, waiting to get onto the escalator.

We eventually moved north to McAllister Street, where things were still crowded, but where it was a bit easier to navigate.

When we got to the northwest corner of the Asian Art Museum we found Maggie Weiss (standing to Anders's left), the head of the lower school at the San Francisco School! (Later, we ran into Anders's second grade teacher Maggie Day, and I"m sure many of the other SFS teachers were out there somewhere, too.)

We eventually settled on a spot on the southwest side of the Asian Art Museum, where rumor had it some classmates might be found, but we didn't find them. We could hear the speakers (who I think were under the white banner that you can see to the left of the orange building in this pic).

The rains did not deter the crowds!

We started moving toward City Hall, and then south to Market Street at about 5 p.m. It look a long time to make it to Market Street. Here's a picture at close to 6 p.m.

Shortly after that picture, we split off to try to find a way home. Here are our young protestors.

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