Friday, December 18, 2015

Some Christmas Decorations Downtown

Gentle Friends... I had to do some shopping downtown last night... and I took my camera along....

 ... I usually park in the Mission Street Garage and walk up to Market street.....  
this is Market looking West...

 ... from the 5th Floor Macy's windows looking down  onto Union Square...
sorry about the reflections...

 ... Macy's has a great area every Christmas called Holiday Lane... full of trees, ornaments and Santa...... Here are some of the dozens of trees....



 ....  I like the sparseness of the branches on these ...

 ... this tree was far more turquoise, and pink than the snap makes it out to be.... 
I did not care for it at all!!

 ..... I walked along Geary Street and got this snap from across the street looking up at the tree in Union Square....

 ... the tree in Neiman Marcus.....

 ..... one of the Macy "fancy schmancy" windows....  gearing up for New years Eve I imagine...

 .... a Macy window that is far more my speed...  there are a series of Peanuts windows that also have cute pets from the Humane Society in them,  those windows were far to crowded to get any kind of decent snap, in fact I am surprised how this one turned out so "people free"....

.....  going back to the car I took another shot of Market street and some of the decorations.....
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I was on the early side when I was there since I went from work to downtown, it's about a 5 minute drive....  and the crowds just start to grow later in the evening, and this weekend it will be a total zoo down there... I knew I couldn't deal with any of that.....but it was fun last night and I am basically done with shopping for Christmas!!  WooHoo!!
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

12 comments:

Tricia B said...

Beautiful and festive. Thanks for sharing, Edgar.

Barb said...

Wow! San Francisco really knows how to decorate for the big day! I am with you, my favorite window was Peanuts!

Laurie Sampson said...

I remember my mom telling me how she loved to see the tree in the City of Paris window in the 1950's. It was in Union Square. When I was a kid I was enthralled by the same window, but it was the Rhodes Department Store then.

cucki said...

So beautiful
Thank you for sharing xx

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing, Edgar. What beautiful decor. Visiting these scenes would definitely hype up my Christmas spirit (if it could get any higher!) Merry Christmas!

Melody said...

What a beautiful decorations in your city. I'm glad you got to enjoy with smaller crowds. Merry Christmas, Edgar!

Annette-California said...

I enjoyed seeing all the decorations. LOVE the NM Tree - huge.
Merry Christmas love Annette

Marie said...

So many beautiful lights and trees. Thank you for that festive picture tour.

Merry Christmas, Edgar!

Margaret said...

Thanks for the tour! I love seeing SF all decorated for the holidays. I hope someday I make it back there. it's been ages! Happy Christmas!

diamondc said...

Merry Christmas Dearest Edgar: Lovely post thank-you for sharing with us.

Blessings
Catherine

LDR said...

Love the Macy's Peanuts windows -- how fun. Thank you for sharing photos of holiday decorations in San Fran.

CathieJ said...

Such a pretty shopping district. I am jealous, I still haven't finished my shopping although no more malls needed. Merry Christmas!