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Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia

By maggietear
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

Tags: Photo journalism Philadelphia prison cell block

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Comments


7 Jan 2014 5:21AM
Stark and dramatic!

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1373 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 7:21AM
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
What an eerie place!
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 7:58AM
Haunting...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
7 Jan 2014 9:04AM
Lots of ghosts, Maggie. Would look even more stark in mono.

DAve
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
7 Jan 2014 11:40AM
Good exposure to this Maggie ( obviously when you were on your own !!) Plenty of potential !!
Ron
dark_lord Plus
11 1.7k 261 England
7 Jan 2014 7:45PM
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.
GillyB Plus
10 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2014 9:15AM
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
topgeezer 2 1 England
8 Jan 2014 6:09PM
Hi Maggie
were you visiting Ron
lovely image lovely exposure
Bernie.........HPS
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
27 Jan 2014 5:00PM
On my list of places to visit. Nice one.
Ty

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