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San Francisco - Alcatraz San Francisco - Alcatraz
Tue, 15 May 2007 at 02:21:30 PM by Nico    Read in english 
view of san francisco from alcatraz

Hey there! Still looking for some news from the west coast ?! I bet you are, and i'll try to feed you. Since the Bay Area must be one of the most attractive area on the Californian coast, I've had a couple friends coming over to visit it! Right now you can probably feel how glad I am to be here ! sunglasses.gif
Anyways, was a good opportunity to visit around once again. I only went to SF a couple times since I arrived. The menu: Alcatraz and Palace of Fine Arts. And on top of that, as ever, sunny saturday...

alcatraz island from san francisco alcatraz (aka. The Rock)
alcatraz (aka. The Rock) alcatraz (aka. The Rock)

Alcatraz cells

Ok, I have to switch into the geek mode for a moment ! Pardon me, but one of the pictures above terribly reminds me of a game I played a couple years ago... ok, maybe you have no idea what I'm talking about so i'll give you the answer you uncultured people angry.gif : I thought of Half Life 2 or Far Cry... ahem, I just lost credibility by talking video games but hey, what the hell... zip.gif !
You couldn't imagine how tight my schedule was to meet my friends and catch the ferry that would bring us to the island. I took the caltrain from mountain view to downtown SF and got there at 12h35. Considering the little hike i had to do to reach the pier, believe me, 25 minutes is not enough... But when you live in Tokyo for 5 months, you get used to catching taxis while running down a street and I finally got to the ferry probably a minute before leaving ! Of course, all that so you can enjoy these pictures bounce.gif ...

alcatraz cells alcatraz cells

And here are some of the views you could get from the prison... who said it was a bad place to stay ?!

view from the rock view of san francisco from alcatraz
view of san francisco from alcatraz 2 view of san francisco from alcatraz 3

Marina District

Alcatraz was definitly a place to go. You get a really interesting audio tour and get to see the prison very well. You can even get locked in a dark cell for a minute and try to get the weird feeling of it...

To keep on visiting, we went to see the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District, north of SF. Man, this is the kind of neighbourhood i wouldn't mind living in. Probably the most beautiful place i got to visit here, and trust me, a lot of them are...

Palace of Fine Arts Palace of Fine Arts 2
Palace of Fine Arts 3 Palace of Fine Arts 4

As always, i'll finish the post with a nice sunset ! But since I was meeting some friends in SF, it's rare enough to put a picture of them. Thanks to them I got to visit a lot this day worship.gif !

The crew, brother Sunset over the golden gate bridge

To come, a trip to Las Vegas in two weeks, I'm flying there for 3 days, I hope i'll prevent myself from gambling too much... we'll see... drunk.gif

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Saran JC : Saran

I am still the first one

JC | Tue, 15 May 2007 at 02:58:15 PM.

c'est bô Pacome : c'est bô

Salut Nico,

C'est chouette tes photos !

C'est drôlement chouette

Pacome | website | Thu, 24 May 2007 at 01:35:54 AM.

Très sympa alex le cousin : Très sympa

Salut Nico,
Ton blog est vraiment très sympa(belles photos, commentaires).
Je suis content que tout se passe bien pour toi.
Profites bien de ce voyage pour en prendre plein les yeux.
A très bientôt

alex le cousin | Sat, 26 May 2007 at 07:13:53 PM.

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