In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Saturday, 26 September 2015

BREAKFAST AT ALCATRAZ 1963



We visited Alcatraz in July 2009 and I took this shot. Weird old place.

I wrote down a quote from a con - "Alcatraz never did nothin' for nobody."

A guide told us that part of the punishment for prisoners on the island were the lights and noises of oh-so-close San Francisco, especially on New Year's Eve when the sound of partying drifted across the water and fireworks filled the sky.  They could see it, hear it but, in some cases, were never going to be a part of it ever again.

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