21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Guard tower, Alcatraz

A puddle reflects one of the guard towers on Alcatraz Island, site of the infamous former federal penitentiary. Alcatraz is San Francisco's top tourist destination. Now managed by the National Park Service, it provides visitors a unique opportunity to reflect on crime, punishment, and the pursuit of justice in America.

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Date Taken: 05.2023
Date Uploaded: 09.2023
Photo Location: san francisco, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Virginia Hines