Since we were in San Francisco, we decided to also visit Alcatraz. It is in a lot of movies and everybody heard of it but seeing it in real is almost unreal. Especially in a foggy morning. It gives it a special mystery atmosphere.
We did a self guided audio tour of the cell house. The tour brings you back to the past at the moment when the place was a prison. This period was only from 1933 to 1963. It was really interesting and we learned a lot about the history of The Rock.
|San Francisco from Alcatraz|
I always thought that the island was further away. When you are there in person you totally understand why some of the inmates tried to swim to shore.