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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!

Enjoy!

START HERE WITH PART 1!!!

Okay…ready?

Continuing…

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We were able to go up into the hospital portion of the prison because of the @Large exhibition by Ai Wei Wei.

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Normally closed to the public, but so so eerily awesome to explore

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Prison hospital showers, Illumination by Wei Wei.

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Porcelain flowers. Read more about Blossom.

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Dramatic lighting

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Passersby

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We left to find the second half of the @Large exhibition

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It started to rain as we were wandering outside!

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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.

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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.

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Aryn

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With Wind, a huge dragon kite that swirls and weaves through the whole front room of the New Industries building.

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More of the kites

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A photogenic space

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Hard to imagine this space filled with laundry baskets and clothes

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Last looks

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Through the door

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Trace, lego portraits of 176 political prisoners incarcerated today.

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Rachel!

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Detail

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Zuli

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“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”

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Happy to escape

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Minds expanded, hair wet, and legs a bit jelly…time to roll out.

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Happy to have clear skies again

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Urge to touch

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Maybe the wardens house?

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Smug dude

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Spotted, dog in a jacket

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Back to land. Some of my favorite ladies all together in one place. Isn’t life great sometimes!

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Goodbye, Alcatraz island

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Rachel being a model

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Everything a shade of gray

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Sneaky photo of our tourist shot…we were in a blue tent hence the tint

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Resting

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Sharing an uber through the city

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San Francisco street scenes

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You see her werkin’

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At Zeitgeist

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Sharing a pitcher

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Riley and Elmo came to hang!

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Aryn bb

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Enjoying a bomb grilled cheese sandwich.

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What next?

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Rachel and I were left behind to find ourselves a $5 rideshare.

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Not too hard. Rachel’s an expert.

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We actually beat Riley to his own place

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Chilled for a little before heading out to a place around the corner with some billiards and foosball

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So lovely to walk in the city

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Sandbags

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A three legged pooch

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“This totally describes our relationship!!!!”

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At the Page!

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This is the place where Rachel and I discovered how fun foosball is

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Brings me back to my days at the youth center, when I was trying to learn pig latin and play foosball

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Also attempting to teach Zuli how to properly hit a pool ball

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And guac from the restaurant nextdoor. Deliiiicious

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By the time we left it was dark! (Already!!)

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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

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Goodbye hilly San Francisco

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Off to Oakland, eating gummies in the backseat

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Beautiful! I wish to come back during the day.

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At a place called Portal to meet up with Kass.

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Eagle eye

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Delicious brussel sprouts. I love when they are burnt on the edges…just me?

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Foggy car

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Back over the bridge

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Safely up to Lauren’s house

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Finally home! It’s been a looooong day.

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Grey and grey pajama look. So chic.

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On the air mattress before midnight…

*ahhh* lovely day.

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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