Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Unfortunately we waited too late to try and get tickets to visit Alcatraz Island and they were all booked up, but I was able to get some photos of it by zooming in from various locations during our visit to San Francisco. Located a little over a mile offshore in San Francisco Bay, the island is the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the west coast of the United States. Through the years, it has been a military fortification, a military prison, and from 1934 to 1963, a notorious federal prison which was home to some of the most infamous criminals in U.S. history. It is now managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. The first two shots were taken from Pier 39. The third one was taken through the window of a restaurant while we were eating lunch in Sausalito on other side of the Bay. That is the Bay Bridge behind it. I took the last photo from the beach near the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a very cloudy and windy morning and I was watching that dog digging a hole in the sand with Alcatraz Island in the distance behind him.
Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.