Floral Friday – FF#77 -Agapanthus from Alcatraz


When in San Francisco, part of our tour was to Alcatraz. God was that a choppy boat ride. Alcatraz left me with a cold feeling. We were told a lot by the tour guide, its history, purpose and the quality of life for prisoners. And to think prisoners, could smell the food being cooked in San Francisco must have been punishment within itself. Especially when they were served three basic meals a day.

As we were strolling around the grounds of Alcatraz, I spotted this beautiful agapanthus. This beautiful flower just stood alone.

Agapanthus Flower
A photograph of an agapanthus flower growing at Alcatraz in San Francisco.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Distance: 50 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec
Photograph Date: 02.05.2015
Location: Alcatraz, San Francisco
Photographer: Bren
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic


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25 responses to “Floral Friday – FF#77 -Agapanthus from Alcatraz”

  1. I bet there weren’t too many flowers when those wretched prisoners were there.

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  2. I didn’t know agapanthusses (agapanthi? 😄) before moving to South Africa but I loved them when I got to know them and always had some in our garden. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you xx To be honest, I can’t remember seeing many here.

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      1. They are native to Southern Africa, that explains why there are so many there and why they are quite undemanding – they love it there.

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        1. They are sure beautiful..

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        2. There are lots in Australian too

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          1. I might have a go at planting them in my modular tubs… And pray I don’t kill them xx

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  4. That is so lovely, you inspired me to do Agapanthus too 🙂

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  5. That’s so beautiful, a real contrast to the harsh conditions in the prison

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  6. The flower is very beautiful, great photo, Bren! I have never heard about the prisoners being able to smell the food cooking on the mainland, such torture! There must be spirits on that island…

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    1. Yep when the wind was still and no fog at night.. they could hear the women and men, and angel the bread baking.

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      1. Wow, that’s a bit cruel!

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        1. It was cruel… That place has a cold eerie feeling to it..

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          1. Thanks for the tip I won’t go there!

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          2. Oh it’s worth the visit John… All I could think about was the Sean Connery film the Rock.. 😂😂

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          3. I love Sean Connery, it’s so sad that he has passed. 😭

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          4. Me too… Best James Bond ever.

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  7. You found something beautiful in that dismal place

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