Sunday, March 15, 2015

Kayla's visit to San Francisco - part 2

We were excited to finally get to take a tour of Alcatraz after looking at the island from almost every direction in recent months.  Check out the ferry solar:


The gull seems to like it:


First stop at Alcatraz - picking up our prison garb:


Then time for a shower:


The self-guided audio tour was excellent, taking us all through the cells and describing various events over the years:


Not the Hilton, or any other hotel for that matter:


Al Capone and friends:


D block and the isolation cells:


A view back toward civilization:


A few guillemots hanging out:


Angel Island to the north:


An art installation by Ai Weiwei, made of legos and relating to freedom of expression and human rights:


Beautiful dragon by Ai Weiwei:


Back on the mainland, taking a fun drive down Lombard Street (the curvy part):


Kayla found these interesting mosaic steps, south of Golden Gate Park - nice!


Good view toward the Pacific, although some low clouds reduced out ability to see it:


Pretty tiles:



At the deYoung museum, always love a Claes Oldenburg piece:


Apples on the lawn:


Nice Remington:


And a good view of Golden Gate Park from the top of the museum tower, that was pretty cool:


John enjoying Haight-Ashbury:


We got a quick peak at the Cable Car Museum but it closed earlier than expected.  At least we got to see the big wheels spinning and the cables flying through:


Cable car traffic:


Kip hosted us on a "morning at Google", including a walk across the Google Gate Bridge:


Pretty lawn:


Yay for Google!  Thanks Kip!  :)



It was an excellent few days, thank y'all for visiting!

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