Saturday, November 26, 2011

Snapshot Saturday: Postcard #9 Alcatraz Island, San Francisco


It's day 158 of our round-the-world trip and our third weekend in Santa Clara, California. Today's postcard is from Alcatraz also known as "The Rock", an island on San Francisco Bay that was once used as a fort and a prison (which once held the infamous Al Capone).

It is now a National Historic Landmark.

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16 comments:

Markyramone said...
December 5, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Locked up...I'm always fascinated with the history of this former prison since I saw Clint Eastwood's "Escape from Alcatraz" hehe and of course "The Rock"

IndieEscape said...
December 5, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Wow, you did the Alcatraz tour! I only tried the boat tour around the island. We never stepped foot on it.
Hope you can feature the Palace of fine arts next time. I miss SFO!

Another tip: visit Baker beach (nude beach!) haha

Simurgh said...
December 5, 2011 at 12:02 PM

You've been to Alcatraz???
Now I'm really jealous! hihihi!

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Marky, their audio tour rocks!

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Kim, haha! Might be too cold for nude beaching. And i think I've had enough nude beaches in Oz ;p

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 5, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Simurgh, one of the best tours I did ever!

♥ joei said...
December 6, 2011 at 2:05 AM

I miss Sanfo! And agree with the others, the audio tour was interesting. Different if you just walked around without a "guide" ;)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 6, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Joei, true. The audio tour adds so much drama to your walk along the cell block hallways.

Mommy Rubz said...
December 6, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Sent email again with me new address!! <3 <3 <3

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 6, 2011 at 7:31 AM

Alrightie Mummy Rubz!

Glen Villar said...
December 7, 2011 at 7:42 AM

I wonder if the secret underground pathway is true. Wish I could travel there someday too. :D

http://walkingwonderland.blogspot.com

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 7, 2011 at 7:45 AM

I only saw a teeny underground prison cell. I could have asked when I was there, Glen. Haha.

thepinaysolobackpacker said...
December 7, 2011 at 8:18 AM

waahhh! asteeeeg Gay! saw this lang sa famous movies.

Gladys | ByahengBarok.com said...
December 7, 2011 at 10:09 AM

wow! alcatraz... sa movie ko lang sya nakikita. can't wait for your post about alcatraz :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 7, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Gael, me too! Never though I'd be able to visit it one day.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
December 7, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Gladys, hope I get to write about it soon :)

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