Sunday, May 2, 2010

I went to Eastern State Penitentary in Philadelphia. Wanted to go for a long time and finally found the time to make the trip. This is a wonderful place, for photographers, and not for the inmates that lived here. As you see the photos you can see this was less than an ideal place to be sentanced and that is probably why they closed the prison in 1970. The lighting is low, no lights except for natural lighting which does work it's way in at places. Behave! You do not want to live here!

Every cell had one of these:
A wooden door found it's way to this cell:

Correct, no windows to look out of but light that can shine in. Flood light to see by and a stool to sit on. What else could you ask for?

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