On Wednesday the 22th of October, we went to Alcatraz island, to visit the famous former high security prison which existed from 1934 to 1963. We took the boat to reach the island.
“Break the rules and you go to prison; break the prison rules and you go to Alcatraz” that was the first sentence we could read when we entered in the prison. We followed an audioguide, it was really interesting. We could discover the conditions of the prisoners who lived there and even sometimes entered in some jails, and imagined ourselves as prisoners. Then we went outside, on the island, and we saw a wonderful panorama of the city of san Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay bridge. We didn’t have the time to go to the ai wei wei exhibition, but it was a great day.
–Guillaume, Myriam, and Camille
Our boat! (photo by Sarah)
Benoît visited the Conservatory of Flowers and captured this glimpse of Urban students doing some maintenance on a San Francisco message spelled out in plants.
He also got two landmarks for the price of one with this photo of the Transamerica Pyramid and, to the right, the famous Sentinel Building (also known as Columbus Tower), now home to Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope film studio.
On Sunday night, our visitors from Lille arrived at Urban and were whisked home by their eager host families.
Yesterday, the group came to Urban for a tour of our labyrinthine building and then we headed out for a sightseeing tour of San Francisco. Despite the drought in California, we were relieved that the rain stopped before we got into our open-topped bus.