I find that it is not necessary to travel to foreign cities to view ruins imbued with history. Alcatraz has been an ongoing project of mine because the stories that the buildings tell draw me back again and again. Everywhere are reminders of the former occupants and what life was like.
During the daytime, the island is striking. At night, even more so. As you walk around the ruins on a moonlit night, the island takes on an eerie quality. The wind, and damp, cool night only add to the mood. The night has a transformative quality that gives Alcatraz a certain mystery and allure. The island could be worlds away from the lights of San Francisco.
‰ÛÓ Ethel Jimenez