Upper cellblock by ksmale

Upper cellblock

What did I do on my day off? Yes, I went to prison.

Our photo club had a field trip to Philadelphia to visit the Eastern State Penitentiary, a prison built in 1822 and closed in 1971. It was left to decay for 20 years, then eventually reopened as a tourist attraction. It is a wonderland for photographers. But I was glad I was able to leave...
awesome gritty photo! Was is creepy being there?
November 14th, 2014  
Great perspective and composition Karen.
November 14th, 2014  
@eyeamlisa Thanks, Lisa! It was a bright sunny day outside but in some areas of the prison it was still pretty dark and dank. They do a big thing for Halloween there that must be incredible, but I wasn't creeped out during the day.
November 14th, 2014  
@skipt07 Thank you, Skip!
November 14th, 2014  
Fabulous composition with such amazing symmetry, leading lines, and diminishing point. Fantastic capture. FAV.
November 14th, 2014  
Awesome creepiness! Fav. Great Wall texture and leading lines.
November 14th, 2014  
Wow, this is a very effective and wonderful shot! You are telling a lot of a story with this simple shot...
November 14th, 2014  
Fab perspective - very creepy though. What did it feel like being in here?
November 14th, 2014  
Totally awesome shot.. wonderful job. Fav.
November 14th, 2014  
Awesome. Fav.
November 14th, 2014  
A photographer's haven, I would love to get in there with my camera. Fab POV and shot, love the grungy feeling and the textures and leading line.
November 14th, 2014  
That looks impressive! fabulous pov!
November 14th, 2014  
fantastic shot fav
November 14th, 2014  
Fantastic Karen. Fav.
November 14th, 2014  
Great shot, love all of the textures, the perspective and leading lines. It is not the first time I have seen this place, and I would love to go to. Fav
November 14th, 2014  
@anazad511 @kph129 @anniemc051 @dibzgreasley @rosiekerr @thresheg @elaine55 @nicoleterheide @denisefuller @snoopybooboo @ukandie1 Thank you for the comments and favs! It really was an incredible place. If you ever go, bring a tripod, as that's absolutely critical. I highly recommend visiting if you can.
November 15th, 2014  
I think we both stood in the exact same spot. Small world!
November 16th, 2014  
@icamera Amazing place, isn't it?
November 16th, 2014  
awesome gritty image Karen
November 17th, 2014  
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