Alcatraz watch tower, San Francicsco, California

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Comments (11)

X. Paschen on December 16, 2007

Hi Richard, great "shot"! I like the filigrane structure of the tower.

Greetings, Xenia

Richard Ryer on December 16, 2007

Greetings Xenia, Thanks for visiting San Francisco and commenting. Alcatraz is a very neat place to visit, but I don't think I would have wanted to have been a resident there. It is a cold and windy place. I think this tower has been used in several Hollywood movies when parts of the movie were shot there. I am glad you like the design elements of the tower. It's kind of neat.

Cheers,

Rich

X. Paschen on December 16, 2007

Yes, but not very protective! The few (in fact one) prison towers I've seen until now (from the outside!!!! :)) were like fortresses, and this one is seems to be so fragile.

Cheers, Xenia

BTW would you like to join the photochain? It's a great idea by Erik Eshuis and John Mackaay, and you find the "instructions" how to participate here.

Richard Ryer on December 16, 2007

Greetings Xenia, I will try and have a look at Photochain tomorrow. It sounds interesting. Thanks for coming back to the tower with the clarification that you haven't been admiring them from the "inside"!

Cheers,

Rich

X. Paschen on December 16, 2007

:)))))

Richard Ryer on December 17, 2007

Greetings Xenia, I see from the smile you have been on the Alcatraz tour where they put everyone in the cell and lock the door for a few seconds to let you get the feel for incarceration. I like the ones where they lock the door and everyone walks away. The kid goes nuts! Were you that KID??? ;-))

Cheers,

Rich

X. Paschen on December 17, 2007

LOLOL...I wasn't but I'd go nuts too, I guess. And now I don't know if I should feel honored or offended by that you think I'm a child...is my english that simple?!?! (Just kidding.) By the way I've never been in the US but Carsten (cgennert, boyfriend) and I am going to probably next year. Maybe there's a possibility to visit Alcatraz, it looks fascinating! And before the visit we're going to watch EVERY movie to get a feel for it. Though if we do that we're probably sitting in front of the TV for the next ten years... :)

Greetings, Xenia

Richard Ryer on December 18, 2007

Greetings Xenia, They lock in husbands or wives too! All part of the comic relief for the place. You'll have a great time. If you know when you will be there you can book your tickets in advance. They are usually sold out for the day. And plan to ride the cable cars all over the place, especially at night when the crowds go down. And the trolleys, and the Muir Woods, and the beaches, and.....well, there is a ton of stuff to do there. You will have a wonderful time.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on January 2, 2012

Greetings Moorteufel, Happy New year. I hope everyone is doing well as the new year starts to roll. It will be a lot of fun and I hope to be able to post some new material you will like as well as see new contributions from all of you. Thanks for all the visits and wonderful comments. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks again. Cheers, Rich

Alexkarl on March 11, 2012

Very interesting tower with a long history, we think. Excellent capture. LIKE!!!Cheers, Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Richard Ryer on March 13, 2012

Greetings A&K, Thanks for visiting Alcatraz with me. A very interesting island prison to visit. A spooky place. Cheers, Rich

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Photo taken in Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 10, 2007
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Hewlett-Packard HP PhotoSmart C945 (V01.40)
    • Taken on 2004/06/15 16:47:07
    • Exposure: 0.004s
    • Focal Length: 20.29mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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