Kathy and I were staying at the Hilton Financial District right on the edge of San Francisco's China Town. We had been out shooting and decided to head back to our room. On the ride up to the 20th floor, the elevator suddenly slammed to a stop with a loud bang. There were about 5 other people in the elevator but we were the only ones that decided it was time to exit. Kathy got the door open on 19 and out we went. Since we were on the wrong floor we headed for the fire exit. We opened the door and this is the scene we saw. Needless to say we setup our tripods and started shooting.