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A good day to you all!

Spent the last 2 days on Philadelphia, hence no images and no votes.

One of the main reasons for the visit was to see the most amazing place that is the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Operational from 1829 to 1971, it was the largest and most expensive public structure ever erected (in the US I assume), and quickly became a model for more than 300 prisons worldwide.
The Quaker-inspired idea formed by 'The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons' was not to simply punish but to have criminals become genuinely penitent. In order to achieve this they were put in solitary confinement for the entire time of their sentence. Prisoners wore hoods upon their arrival and whenever they were allowed outside their cell. The cell contained nothing but a bed, a table, a toilet and a bible. Light came from a skylight (the light of God).
Solitary confinement ended not based on heavy criticism but for overcrowding in 1913.
Read more here www.easternstate.org

And as it is one of the most haunted places I thought I'll leave the ghosts where they are. Grin

Enjoy!

Camera:Canon EOS 70D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Cell block 4
Username:Cookie_Monster Cookie_Monster
Uploaded:15 Apr 2014 - 5:44 PM
Tags:Architecture, Digitally manipulated, Eastern state penitentiary, Esp, Landscape / travel
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2014 - 5:46 PM

Oh wow, what a shot...a grim reminder that crime doesn't pay....great information....well captured...

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2014 - 5:49 PM

Stark and foreboding imagery which really hits home...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2014 - 8:34 PM

Amazing story and a poignant shot of this place!

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capto
capto e2 Member 21005 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2014 - 8:35 PM

A powerful image with fascinating info.Smile

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SisterPinkie
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15 Apr 2014 - 10:31 PM

Beautiful lighting xx

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2014 - 11:34 PM

Great narrative, definately not a good place to end up in. Excellent picture of this foreboding place Christine.
Peter.

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16 Apr 2014 - 2:24 PM

Beautiful perspective and colour. An interesting photo.

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16 Apr 2014 - 3:59 PM

great shot

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