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We went to see this famous prison when the cold wind was howling down these cell corridors!

It was famous for the "isolation" programme it imposed on it's inmates until many, including Charles Dickens, protested and claimed many of the inmates were going insane.

Thanks to you all for your really interesting comments on my Orthodox Jewish men. Incidentally they were watching ice-skaters on the artificial rink - maybe wishing........?

Maggie

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Uploaded:7 Jan 2014 - 12:45 AM
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 5:21 AM

Stark and dramatic!

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8525 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1089 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:21 AM

Modern visitors get an EXIT sign, it's so obviously out of place, on various levels.
A place that I would love to photograph.
Moira

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silverbells
7 Jan 2014 - 7:47 AM

What an eerie place!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43660 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:58 AM

Haunting...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41103 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:04 AM

Lots of ghosts, Maggie. Would look even more stark in mono.

DAve

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 11:40 AM

Good exposure to this Maggie ( obviously when you were on your own !!) Plenty of potential !!
Ron

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 7:45 PM

I'm sure you could spend days photographing there.
If I ever went to Philadelphia again it's a place I'd like to see.

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 9:15 AM

I must agree with Keith i have been to Philadelphia many times but never here.
Expertly captured with great depth and lots of mood Smile

gill

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topgeezer
topgeezer e2 Member 1topgeezer vcard England
8 Jan 2014 - 6:09 PM

Hi Maggie
were you visiting Ron
lovely image lovely exposure
Bernie.........HPS

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TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 5:00 PM

On my list of places to visit. Nice one.
Ty

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