Alcatraz was named after ‘alcatreces’ (Spanish for pelican) but nowadays all that flock here are tourists. In the past Native Americans feared the island, believing it to be cursed. It was first used to hold prisoners in 1861 and eventually became known as The Rock, arguably the most famous prison of all time. So yeah, if the island wasn’t cursed before, maybe it is now…

Alcatraz was named after ‘alcatreces’ (Spanish for pelican) but nowadays all that flock here are tourists. In the past Native Americans feared the island, believing it to be cursed. It was first used to hold prisoners in 1861 and eventually became known as The Rock, arguably the most famous prison of all time. So yeah, if the island wasn’t cursed before, maybe it is now… http://ift.tt/1k1DDaA For more great travel photos follow me on Instagram: http://ift.tt/1hbCw24
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