San Francisco celebrates the Super Bowl all this week in its “Super Bowl City” in the financial district.
Our intrepid photographer captured these images on Monday morning, 01 Feb 2016.
In the early morning twilight, we see the Ferry Building lit up.
Going inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel, we see this large metal artifact in the lobby area. This has been in the hotel lobby for the past 40 or so years.
Peering out a window, we see a virtual ghost town as the day’s activities have not started.
A last view of the hotel lobby before exiting into the Super Bowl City area.
A few minutes since our last view of the Ferry Building, the daylight is coming on now. The clock on the tower indicates that it is a few minutes before 7:00. The wet pavement was from rain during the night.
A closer view of the tower.
A nearby office tower advertising the Super Bowl in its windows. We are not sure how this was done.
In the growing daylight, we see the Embarcadero Center area with its tall office buildings.
The sky pales as the sun must have risen (behind the photographer).
Nothing happening at this time. Our photographer proceeds to her office.
Later, at midday, these images are captured. The Hyatt Regency is on the left as we look down Market Street towards the bay.
A security check point ahead.
Our photographer being photographed herself.
These are not homeless folks. They are local musicians. However, we note that homeless people have been moved away from areas where they would be visible to visitors and tourists throughout San Francisco.
Super Bowl City was not crowded at midday on Monday. The live music and other attractions are in the evening and the resulting crowds are much larger then.
Another view of cheer leaders and visitors.
In this view, we are looking along Market Street in the opposite direction. The hotel is now on the right just beyond the blue banner. If you walk along Market Street for several blocks until you reach the intersection with Montgomery Street, you will have reached the heart of the financial district.
Midday Monday on the street.
There is a lot of corporate advertising going on in Super Bowl City.
“Social Media Command Center”
Live music on this stage in the evening.
Bud Light Beer – must be a corporate sponsor.
A photo opportunity under a blue sky.
A football grasped by a hand.
In the plaza at midday, we do see some visitors. This scene is near to the end of Market Street (which lies to the right of this area).
About half an hour later in this pic, the crowd is larger. The shadows are caused by the Embarcadero Center office buildings blocking the sun.
A late afternoon view before work ends for the financial district employees.
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