I was waylaid en route to the opening ceremonies by this rather nicely framed view of the palace rotunda.
The Palace of Fine Arts now hosts an "Innovation Hangar" with all kinds of futuristic exhibits. For the opening, there were also retro displays like this beautiful Model T.
Also, lovingly restored fire engines! This one hails from the Lindsay Fire Museum.
And here's a rogue's gallery of fellow sketchers from our pre-event gathering. A nice mix of veterans and newcomers!