Seven installations by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei sprout amid the rusting steel bars, broken windows and peeling paint of a cellblock, a dining hall, hospital ward, and a forced labor facility.
It's hard to believe that vivacious Robert Luke is nearly 85 years old. Even harder to believe, though, is that this delightful octogenarian is also Robert "Cold Blue" Luke, who did time at one of the world's most notorious prisons.
Gasp after gasp was met with mouthfuls of the Pacific and soon panic was crashing over me. I was choosing the psychopath less traveled by. As I plowed forward, I prayed that there was no beastly guardian, unseen but for a fin, following in my wake.
The very name, Alcatraz, stirs fear and excitement at the thought of the stories of the men incarcerated there. It was hoped that the location would make it escape-proof, and therefore, a good place to put the worst of the worst.