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Alcatraz

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:36 am


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Postby TenofHearts12 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:39 pm


Sometime in the near future I hope to get out there to see that light and I have always been fascinated with the history of the prison.
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:44 pm


The only disappointing aspect to the tour of Alcatraz, as interpreted by the queen herself, was learning that the spot where Nicholas Cage leaped into the bay in "The Rock" doesnt exist in real life ... merely a Hollywood concoction ...

... to make up for that bit of knowledge, my wife of too many years committed a federal offense by taking a small piece of Alcatraz home with us :wink:
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Postby Weasel58 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:31 am


I’ve been fortunate enough to visit both the highs and lows of Alcatraz. I have a picture of myself standing on top of the lantern where the emergency light is located. I have toured the dungeon of the main building which is normally off limits.

I’ve got to say standing on the top of the tower with the wind howling in through the Golden Gate is a nerve racking experience. Especially when you realize that the ladder to the top is missing a few of it’s bolts!!

I need to get a place to store pictures online so I can share them.
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