Friday, June 1, 2007

San Francisco Landmarks #2 - Alcatraz

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An amazing view of (in)famous Alcatraz, from near the marina.

From Wikipedia:

It served as a lighthouse, then a military fortification, then a military prison followed by a federal prison until 1963, when it became a national recreation area...
When Al Capone arrived on Alcatraz in 1934 prison officials made it clear that he would not be receiving any preferential treatment. While serving his time in Atlanta, Capone, a master manipulator, had continued running his rackets from behind bars by buying off guards.

I've got to go watch the Sean Connery - Nicolas Cage classic The Rock again.

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