This is Saturday, February 7, 2015! (PART 2)
Part 1 is here. Here’s the rest of the day, which starts with exploring Ai Wei Wei’s exhibition at Alcatraz and ends on an air mattress. Fun stuff in between too!
We were able to go up into the hospital portion of the prison because of the @Large exhibition by Ai Wei Wei.
Normally closed to the public, but so so eerily awesome to explore
Prison hospital showers, Illumination by Wei Wei.
Porcelain flowers. Read more about Blossom.
We left to find the second half of the @Large exhibition
It started to rain as we were wandering outside!
Safe haven in the New Industries building, made to contain a clothing factory, dry cleaning plant, furniture plant, brush factory, and an office where the prisoners (who were well behaved) could work for money.
You could view Refraction from the gun galleries in this building. Gun galleries were a part of the “security” mechanism of the prison. Few guards meant they were separated from the prisoners in a birds eye gun gallery. Guns = away from prisoners too.
With Wind, a huge dragon kite that swirls and weaves through the whole front room of the New Industries building.
Hard to imagine this space filled with laundry baskets and clothes
Trace, lego portraits of 176 political prisoners incarcerated today.
“United States Penitentiary. Alcatraz Island, area 12 acres, 1 1/2 miles to transport dock, only government boats permitted, others must keep off 200 years. NO ONE ALLOWED ASHORE WITHOUT A PASS”
Minds expanded, hair wet, and legs a bit jelly…time to roll out.
Happy to have clear skies again
Maybe the wardens house?
Back to land. Some of my favorite ladies all together in one place. Isn’t life great sometimes!
Sneaky photo of our tourist shot…we were in a blue tent hence the tint
Sharing an uber through the city
Enjoying a bomb grilled cheese sandwich.
Rachel and I were left behind to find ourselves a $5 rideshare.
Not too hard. Rachel’s an expert.
We actually beat Riley to his own place
Chilled for a little before heading out to a place around the corner with some billiards and foosball
“This totally describes our relationship!!!!”
This is the place where Rachel and I discovered how fun foosball is
Brings me back to my days at the youth center, when I was trying to learn pig latin and play foosball
Also attempting to teach Zuli how to properly hit a pool ball
And guac from the restaurant nextdoor. Deliiiicious
By the time we left it was dark! (Already!!)
Have you heard of Wakie? You set an alarm and then within the app somebody is tasked to wake you up. You get a call on your phone and it’ll be somebody in another time zone. We woke up somebody in the UK. He was friendly
Off to Oakland, eating gummies in the backseat
Beautiful! I wish to come back during the day.
At a place called Portal to meet up with Kass.
Delicious brussel sprouts. I love when they are burnt on the edges…just me?
Finally home! It’s been a looooong day.
Grey and grey pajama look. So chic.
On the air mattress before midnight…
*ahhh* lovely day.
Much love friends.
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