Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Scenery


For this week's Sunday Scenery post, I ventured into my photo archives and pulled out a picture from Sunday, May 4th, 2008 which was taken while I was on vacation in California. My good friend, MizCyn, and I had decided to take a drive over towards the Bay Area that particular day and we ended up in San Francisco - home of little cable cars, big hills, and the infamous Alcratraz Island ...

Alcatraz Island May 2008

During the entire time I lived in California I only went out to The Rock once and that was in 1985 when my parents came out for a visit. It was a fascinating place, to say the least, but certainly not anywhere that I would have wanted to spend a lot of time at even though I wish I had gone back a time or two as a tourist. The history behind Alcatraz, which started out as an Army Defense Post long before it was a federal prison, is most interesting and if you're ever in the Bay Area, I would highly recommend taking the ferry over and doing the tour. A word to the wise would be to make reservations in advance, though, as it's quite the popular tourist destination.

Be sure to stop by Lee's Tarheel Ramblings and check out the other participants in Sunday Scenery - it's the best way to take in some lovely scenery without leaving the comfort of your computer chair!

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  1. Anonymous6:34 AM EST

    Amazing how familiar that scene is - I recognised it instantly. All those years of cinema.

  2. Love the different shades of blue of the sky and the water.

    Nice photo, Duchess. That must be an interesting place to visit. Don't know if I'll ever make it to California, though!

  3. I agree with Aileni.
    That's a very familiar sight, thanks to Hollywood movies :)

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  4. Anonymous7:53 AM EST

    It's funny, but I have two sisters who live in San Leandro but I've never been out there to visit. Alcatraz is one of the places I would love to go to if I ever make the trip though.

    Great shot for Sunday Scenery, Linda.

  5. Very nice picture. We've seen it, but never visited while in SF. We'll have to do that one of these days.

  6. Yep, I knew what it was when I saw in, I love the phot, your colors as so vivid

  7. drat, still can't see but i sent an email to firefox about the problem with wlr...

    smiles, bee

  8. Alcatraz is somewhere I would like to see for curiosity.

  9. Great photo Linda. I'd love to see the Rock myself one day. :)

  10. I always love your scenery, Linda.
    Very very nice.

  11. Yes I've seen this on film but it never looked that inviting and colourful then even from a distans. The colours are truly magnificent even if the place itself still is quite depressing.

  12. Another WOW picture from you, Linda. I am ashamed to say that I have never been to either San Francisco or Alcatraz. My mobility issues are my excuse. I need to get an "Empress Bee Scooter".

  13. It is indeed worth a visit. Hubby and I went there in the mid 90s and it was a big treat. Those cells are so very small and the history is extremely interesting.

    Have at terrific day. Big hug. :)

  14. Love the photo. Rick and I went to The Rock during one of our many trips to San Francisco. We still refer to it as our first "overseas" trip.

  15. The history is fascinating... I've seen it but never had a chance to take the tour. It's one of those "one of these days..."
    You got a terrific shot - it usually looks so gloomy - appropriately so.
    (I posted but could't figure out how to post at Tarheel's. I have become terminally stupid, I'm afraid.)

  16. Wow, what an interesting place, with the prison thing and everything!


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