In the library at Alcatraz

From all my pictures of our recent visit to Alcatraz, this one has stuck in my mind, and so, since I was on the topic of libraries yesterday, I thought I’d share it with you today. I’m not sure why, but for some reason I found the empty shelves of that library particularly poignant. Perhaps they conjure, more than iron bars and dreary cells, the tragedy of wasted lives, those of America’s worst criminals, and even more so, those of their victims and families.

For more glimpses of the library at Alcatraz, click here.