Beautiful cat I met and could not stop taking pictures of. You can see her and her sibling as a little kittens at http://cleodinephotography.com/author/cleodinephotography/ (post called “Cat Series 2″).
While visiting San Francisco last summer, my sister and I went to Alcatraz, a prison that used to be “home” to the most dangerous criminals in America, including Al Capone. Now it`s a museum.
We took the first boat in the morning. At this time of the day there was not a lot of people on the island. I could take my sweet time taking photos without someone asking me to move.
It is an interesting place, with breathtaking view of the city. Many birds made it their home. They circle around it making a lot of noise, behaving like they own this island.
We took audio tour where the history of every room in the prison was explained. It was very informative and worth doing. We could stay as long as we wanted on the island, there was no rush from the tour guides.
I recommend visiting Alcatraz to anyone who will be in San Francisco. My advice is to buy the tickets in advance. It is true what the internet says, that they are sold out a lot. On the day we were there the next available tour was 5 days later. I bought my tickets 2 months in advance and even then, the tour I really wanted was sold out (the night tour). So make sure you do it weeks or months earlier, if possible.