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LMG and Ammunition Box

Gun Barrel and Ammo Box

A heavy machine gun on display in Cork City Gaol in August last year. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 72mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Alcatraz Control Center

Alcatraz Control Center The Control Center in Alcatraz. This room is visible to all visitors to the prison and is beautifully preserved. I couldn’t find anything specific about this room but Alcatraz History has a very good site with lots of information about the prison on Alcatraz Island.

A view on an Alcatraz Street

A view on an Alcatraz Street Looking through a doorway onto one of the streets of Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco. Tourists congregate while listening to the electronic tour guide. I think I should have all my photos of Alcatraz and San Francisco posted before my next trip there in July.

Alcatraz Staircase

Alcatraz Staircase A lonely staircase on Alcatraz is off-limtis to tourists but not to the eye of my camera.

Alcatraz Tower and Prison

Alcatraz Tower and Prison The prison tower and buildings of Alcatraz provide a stark welcome for visitors to the former penitentiary. Despite my close investigation, the tower in this picture was off limits. Pity, because I bet there’d be a great view from up there!

Alcatraz Cell Painting

Alcatraz Cell Painting Could these be the paint and artwork of Doc, a character in the film Escape from Alcatraz starring Clint Eastwood? This was only one of a number of cells with personal belongings in them.

The real prisoners of Alcatraz

The real prisoners of Alcatraz Prisoners of Alcatraz mill about in a daze. The special headsets they wear are mind controlling devices that cause people to stare listlessly into space. They control the actions of people, causing them to walk around the prison, peering into cells and to gaze at features of the streets. I’ve […]

Checking the prisoner

Checking the prisoner “I’m so tired. They’ve had me locked up here for years. I’m in solitary confinement for my sins. I was set up I tell you! It wasn’t me!” A tourist looks in on a cell in Alcatraz in the solitary confinement wing. Luckily I was able to walk out immediately. Not a […]

Looking onto Freedom

Looking onto Freedom A young woman talks on her mobile phone while looking out a barred window in Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco. Walking through the prison was quite an experience, especially as tourists like myself took photos and listened to the audio tour while wandering. It was easy to imagine how awful incarceration must be […]

Watching from Alcatraz

Watching from Alcatraz A small hut on the island of Alcatraz looks out on San Francisco. It looks well preserved and anyone in the hut would have a god view of the city and probably the surrounding coastline up to the Golden Gate Bridge.