Something I’ve noticed about the Zhang Huan sculpture in Civic Center: it serves as an excellent meeting place. If you tell your friends to wait for you in Civic Center, they’ll often be found fifteen minutes later, standing in U.N. Plaza. If you tell them to meet you next to the massive, multi-armed statue, there’s little room for error.
In case you weren’t in the neighborhood last Saturday, the sculpture in the plaza was the meeting place for several hundred participants of Santarchy (aka Santacon). My thanks to everyone for making my Saturday, it never quite feels like the holidays until I see this thoroughly San Francisco phenomenon.
But make no mistake, although the event originated here, we don’t keep the fun for ourselves. Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Okinawa, Seoul–even Manama, Bahrain–all host their very own versions of Santarchy. Hopefully no one got run over by any reindeer or naughty elves last Saturday. Did anyone spot the Santas in the Museum on Saturday?
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