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San Francisco

Although it looks like, we`re not in San Francisco any more – we`ve left almost one week ago! Unfortunately, there was so less time to view and develop the tons of pictures I took there that I`m still busy…
To keep in the flow we will go on with blogging about our next destination and I´m going to upload the missing S. F. pictures as soon as possible! But don`t mind, I got one picture for you already – it`s my favorite one, a night shot of the giant and impressing Golden Gate Bridge – hope you like it as much as I do!

- Bernd -

The Golden Gate Bridge (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)

“Break the rules and you go to prison…

… break prison rules and you’ll go to Alcatraz.”  (Quote of an inmate)

A ferry from Peer 33 brought us to the island which is only 2.4 km / 1.5 miles offshore of San Francisco. Even though the distance doesn’t seem far escaping was almost impossible due to cold water and strong currents.
Inmates like Al “Scarface” Capone, Robert “The Birdman” Stroud and George “Machine Gun” Kelly were the most famous criminals Alcatraz has kept in its 29 years of duty – and now we’ve been there as well ;-)

- Isabell -

Sea gull at Peer 39 and Alcatraz in the background (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Sea gull at Peer 39 and Alcatraz in the background (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Alcatraz (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Alcatraz (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Floor with jail cells, “The Broadway” (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Floor with jail cells, “The Broadway” (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Jail cells in Block D (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Jail cells in Block D (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
View into a jail cell (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
View into a jail cell (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Bar-spreader made by an inmate attempting to escape (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Bar-spreader made by an inmate attempting to escape (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)