Photographer's Note

This photo was taken at Alcatraz Island, which is a National Park. The ruins at the top of the cliff was the original home of the Alcatraz military commander. When Alcatraz became a prison, James A. Johnston was the first warden to live here.
Built in 1929 in Mission Revival style, the house had 17 rooms in 3 floors with a spectacular view of San Francisco Bay. A fire gutted the house in 1970 and the ruins soon became a favorite photographic subject for the millions of tourists who visit the island every year.
In December, a powerful storm blew and toppled a block of concrete that had crowned the top of the house and opening an ominous crack across the building's front. As a result, workers had to tie down the fragile facade with ropes.

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Additional Photos by Renier Figuracion (kiwi_explorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1834 W: 81 N: 2710] (12209)
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