Two days ago, FOX premiered their brand-new J.J. Abrams created TV show, Alcatraz. I was able to squeeze in time to watch the premiere yesterday. I think I might give my thoughts on it in a different post coming soon, but I think it definitely has a lot of potential to be a great show. There were some things I really loved, and some things they could work on. But regardless, this is a show that I've been anticipating for months now. And there's a big reason why, besides the fact that it's created by the genius that is J.J. Abrams.
I went to San Francisco about 10 years ago when I was younger. I took a bunch of pictures all over the city, as well as when we went to visit Alcatraz prison. Ever since going there, I've always had this fascination with Alcatraz; I don't know what it is about it, but it interests me. Since it's been turned into a TV Show and it just debuted this week, I thought I would share with you all some of the pictures I took when I went there, to give you a sense of what it's been like since closing down and being used as a tourist destination.
Alcatraz Prison, Spring 2002:
|(All images courtesy of Jeff Dodge)|
|Arriving on the island|
|Water Tower (seen in Alcatraz Premiere)|
|Administrative Building (seen in Alcatraz Premiere)|
|"Alcatraz and the American Prison Experience"|
|Rows and rows of prison cells|
|Looking inside one of the prison cells|
Some of the things in the above photos may seen familiar to those of you who watched the Alcatraz premiere, such as the Administrative Building seen within the first two minutes of the show and the water tower briefly shown.
Have you ever been to see Alcatraz prison in person? If so, what'd you think of it? And did you watch the series premiere of FOX's Alcatraz? Will you keep tuning in every week?
Alcatraz airs Monday nights at 9pm on FOX.
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