Welcome to the newest feature on AGIT, “Field Trip”. I’m not good at sitting still and I’m good at adventuring places so I thought it would be fun to start doing photo journals of more tourist-y, destination-y, what-do-I-do-with-a-random-Monday-I-have-off-y things.
I asked Angela if there were any touristy SF-things she wanted to do while she was here, she really only felt pretty passionately about Alcatraz. I’m totally into abandoned things and history and have wanted to do the tour for a while, so I was down.
What: Alcatraz Island
Where: San Francisco, California
What to bring: Camera, water, snack.
What to wear: Comfy walking shoes, light jacket
How to get there: Buy a ticket in advance. Take a ferry from Pier 33.
How much: $30
Tips: Do the free audio tour. Don’t think you’re too cool because you’re never too cool to learn. I unabashedly love audio tours.
It was one of the worst days weather-wise since I have been in SF. It was cold and rainy and windy and miserable. We definitely tried to make the most of our day and luckily, a lot of the island is checking out the old penitentiary.
Alcatraz really affected me. I’m not sure if it’s because I run past it and drive past it every day but I can’t look at it the same since visiting. I also can’t get the Battle of Alcatraz out of my mind because if it were 1946, I would have been watching this unfold from my windows.
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Have you ever been to Alcatraz? Do you like visiting historical spots? What other places would you like to see profiled on AGIT?