Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Today, by Pier 33 where passengers wait to take the Alcatraz ferry is a huge model of the island.
There is plenty of room indoors, but most people prefer to be on the upper decks with no windows to hamper the view of the scenery.
There are some night tours and even overnight tours of Alcatraz, but I prefer day tours just in case these ghosts are real. :D
The menu you see at the top is the last meal served here.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 10:59 PM
Friday, July 27, 2012
I visited Alcatraz Island yesterday and discovered it has turned into a bird island. It must be breeding season because there were seagulls and seagull chicks everywhere. Perhaps this was how the Birdman of Alcatraz started.
The juvenile seagulls were hungry and screaming at momma or papa for food.
I read that for seagulls, both parents feed their offsprings.
You can still see the spots from the baby chick stage.
You can see the San Francisco skyline in the distance.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 10:01 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
I don't know if I would want these sculptures in my garden, but they are certainly intriguing.
I must not have any imagination.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 12:30 AM
Friday, July 20, 2012
Workers from the National Marine Sanctuary kept a close eye on visitors to ensure the wildlife are not disturbed.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 3:37 PM
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
It isn't very large, but it is big on tourist shops, eateries, and traffic.
On this cold and rainy May, the place only had a handful of visitors, but I bet the benches are packed during the warm summer months.
Most saloons are for those 21 years of age or older, but a "family saloon" is news to me.
I believe this statue is dedicated to John Colter, one of the early explorers to this area of the west in the early 1800's.
If I am not mistaken, the names inscribed in the plaques below are a memorial to veterans from the area.
It is stationed outside an antique store and he looks a little overused.
This pair are door handles to an art gallery.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 1:00 PM
Saturday, July 14, 2012
It was originally a doctor's office, then a bank, a cafe, and finally a bar.
It was the first bar in Wyoming to receive a liquor license after Prohibition in the 1930's.
I could not wait to get on one.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 2:33 PM