Eastern State Penitentiary

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.

 

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  • htekmo PRO 3y

    that's a lot of history in a jail time fence.
    wow.
    the color and texture is amazing.
    HFF.
  • Bluebirds (Lisa) PRO 3y

    Glad you included the story with this shot! Very moving!
  • alisonbents 3y

    hope you just went camera crazy in here! the IGs you posted were unreal! love, love, love the texture.
  • hey ~ it's me lea PRO 3y

    fantastic texture and colour ~ hff
  • Loveleeokc (Lhlove3) PRO 3y

    Oh wow...such cool texture and color. So much history in those layers.
  • Grapefruit Moon (Barb) 3y

    Awesome rusty fence - a very nice DoF used too. HFF :)
  • John PRO 3y

    Great fence. Love the abstract qualities.
  • Roger Johnson PRO 3y

    Love all that rust and grunge. Terrific depth of focus control.
    HFF!
  • Jeff Maack PRO 3y

    wow! if the bars could talk, eh? very cool!
  • Antoniociro PRO 3y

    Bello scatto e...FAV! Saluti, AntonioR
  • Jenny 3y

    Loving this one as well - fabulous textures and colours indeed. HFF :)
  • Jak O'Dowd PRO 3y

    Great textures, colours and DoF - HFF!
  • lolaperl::maria 3y

    its supposed to be haunted too...right?
  • Karen Mallonee PRO 3y

    amazing tones & texture!! - HFF!
  • stephmull PRO 3y

    The texture is amazing!! Great capture!
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