Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Alcatraz

The day before leaving San Francisco I did one of the most touristy things imaginable and went to Alcatraz for a tour. It was totally worth the time/money. Some pics below, one actual day (and two calendar days) later I would be hitting the waves off the coast of Oz.

As approaching the island:



A prisoners "living" space:



The keys to freedom are held tantalizingly out of reach:



From the small outdoor grounds (prisoners allowed to go outside for one hour a day with good behaviour) you can just see over the wall to the city across the bay:



Touristy? Yes. Awesome? Also yes.

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