For those of you who are subscribers to my email list (you know who you are, thanks so much!!), you’ll know that we visited Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia last weekend. As of this writing, I’m still in the “wow” stage. What a place! Known as a “stabilized ruin,” the old prison seems frozen in the midst of its own death. Every cell block is filled with chilling reminders of a life spent in a tiny room.
The picture above was taken in a place in the women’s block where prisoners could get a haircut. Now it looks like a torture chamber. As I shivered before the cold wind blowing through Block 2, it wasn’t hard to understand why the place is reputed to be haunted.
Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/16, 5″/1.3″/20″
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