imprisoned, part 2

Ready to finish our journey through Alcatraz? Keep your back to the wall and keep moving…

through

Perspective.

gardens

Not such an awful place. The gardens are actually quite lovely.

Alcatraz village

In fact, kids lived in this village. No joke. They’d take the ferry to school every day and then come home to where murderers lived 100 feet away. Can you imagine?

shine

The sun shines on the guilty and the innocent with no bias.

ruin & beauty

Even in ruin, beauty.

warning

Gotta love this warning. Nothing like the threat of imprisonment to keep a girl from busting someone out of the big house.

There ya have it. A photo-journey around the Rock. Without having to do time. 😉

Florida!

Florida was fabulous. I’ve never been to such a tropical-feeling place. Here’s a sample of what I saw there.

Some gorgeous bay views (and thankfully no alligators!).
FL waters

Colorful sunsets off a boardwalk.
FL waters 2

Although bugs feasted on my flesh while I climbed up on a bench to snap this one, I kinda feel like it was worth it.
sunset1-1

And after several days of working, there was a trip to a beach on a freakishly windy, rainy, typhoon-type day. (Well, I was hoping for an empty beach. Got my wish there! More about that experience on Tuesday.) But thankfully, the next day sported only a few clouds and I got my sunny day at the beach.
windy beach 2

And a kinda groovy downtown there in Tampa. Who doesn’t love a pair of palm trees gracing a cool building?
downtown b&w
All in all, not a bad trip. Florida has a lot to offer. (But next time, I’m bringing bug spray.)