Eastern State Penitentiary

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    Our last stop before heading home was the Eastern State Penitentiary. This was the most progressive and expensive jail of its time (construction began in 1822). The first jail based on changing prisoners behavior through solitary confinement and labor with the hopes to rehabilitate and make them contributing members of society.

    The prison was abandoned in 1971 and left to ruin. It is now run by a nonprofit organization allowing for visitors. The textures of the facility were truly captivating.



    htekmo, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. htekmo 37 months ago | reply

      that's a lot of history in a jail time fence.
      the color and texture is amazing.

    2. Bluebirds (Lisa) 37 months ago | reply

      Glad you included the story with this shot! Very moving!

    3. alisonbents 37 months ago | reply

      hope you just went camera crazy in here! the IGs you posted were unreal! love, love, love the texture.

    4. hey ~ it's me lea 37 months ago | reply

      fantastic texture and colour ~ hff

    5. Loveleeokc (Lhlove3) 37 months ago | reply

      Oh wow...such cool texture and color. So much history in those layers.

    6. Grapefruit Moon (Barb) 37 months ago | reply

      Awesome rusty fence - a very nice DoF used too. HFF :)

    7. Philocycler (J and J and M and M formerly) 37 months ago | reply

      Great fence. Love the abstract qualities.

    8. Romair 37 months ago | reply

      Love all that rust and grunge. Terrific depth of focus control.

    9. Jeff Maack 37 months ago | reply

      wow! if the bars could talk, eh? very cool!

    10. Antoniociro 37 months ago | reply

      Bello scatto e...FAV! Saluti, AntonioR

    11. jennifée 37 months ago | reply

      Loving this one as well - fabulous textures and colours indeed. HFF :)

    12. Shastajak 37 months ago | reply

      Great textures, colours and DoF - HFF!

    13. lolaperl::maria 37 months ago | reply

      its supposed to be haunted too...right?

    14. karma (Karen) 37 months ago | reply

      amazing tones & texture!! - HFF!

    15. stephmull 37 months ago | reply

      The texture is amazing!! Great capture!

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