The Big House by rosiekerr

The Big House

A photo trip to the now-closed Missouri State Penitentiary. I did this trip last year, enjoyed it so much, that I am back for a second go-around.

Opened in 1836. Apparently, the "bloodiest 47 acres in America." Link is here, in the remote event that you should find yourselves nearby. http://www.missouripentours.com

More to follow, of course. Thanks, so much, for taking time to stop by.
Love that it leads toward the light. Very ominous.
August 8th, 2016  
this is very cool!!
August 8th, 2016  
Fantastic perspective. Fav.
August 8th, 2016  
Cool perspective and at least you get to go home fav
August 8th, 2016  
A big difference between then and now. Back then when the law was broken and the person was sent to a place like this if and when they were ever released they more than likely didn't ever want to return. Today jails and prisons seem a lot more tolerable. Many more repeat offenders. Great perspective!
August 8th, 2016  
Well you may as well help yourself to a fav for this one. It is excellent after all.
August 8th, 2016  
You must have enjoyed it for the photo ops! Not for the life!
August 8th, 2016  
Great lines leading to the light
August 8th, 2016  
Your gritty treatment of this shot augments its already high visual interest. Your pov is spot-on for showing the scale of the gaol and the ambience. The motley collection of chairs is deliciously incongruous in that setting. All in all great stuff. This gaol is 30 years older than the Old Geelong Gaol, and this one looks even scarier. Fav
August 8th, 2016  
Love this shot and your processing really creates an atmosphere
August 8th, 2016  
Superb! Love the composition and all the lines.
August 8th, 2016  
Love the lines, perspective and light
August 8th, 2016  
Fabulous capture and processing. It sounds like a great place to visit (to take photos etc and not as a resident!)
August 8th, 2016  
Neat shot, leading lines, depth
August 8th, 2016  
Fabulous processing. Nice lines leading your eye to the window at the back. Well done
August 8th, 2016  
Sad place
August 8th, 2016  
This is such an amazing shot. So strong. Love it.
August 8th, 2016  
Wow!! Fabulous symmetry which isn't easy with all the vertical/horizontal/angled lines. Fantastic. I look forward to doing this tour sometime!
August 8th, 2016  
Oh my, this is stunning. Great detail, composition, b and w conversion, symmetry. Best on black
August 8th, 2016  
Excellent shot, composition and processing. Fav
August 8th, 2016  
Impressive in composition, depressing in subject matter, and yet ultimately overall satisfying.
August 8th, 2016  
thank you for your visit to my pics rosie :). this is a stunning monochrome shot, high impact . faved
August 8th, 2016  
Imagine having to serve a sentence of any length in an environment such as this!
August 9th, 2016  
Excellent shot of this grim place.
August 9th, 2016  
Love the lines and perspective. Really fantastic shot! I've never seen one myself.
August 9th, 2016  
interesting photo for line and perspective..but it has much more...it has an ominous presence.
August 9th, 2016  
fabulous rosie for all the reasons already stated. love the window light gleaming halfway into the shot. back in the day i was a frequent visitor to prisons - this brought back some memories
August 9th, 2016  
love this!
August 9th, 2016  
What a shot! The lines are awesome. It sure invokes a sobering mood.
August 9th, 2016  
Wow, wow....love this. I am dipping in and out of 365 at the moment, and the curated page is something I always visit, and found this on there! I wish there were a super like button :)
August 10th, 2016  
Awesome and then more-some... this is wonderfully atmospheric and evocative. Fav... natch!
August 10th, 2016  
Stunning shot... fav.
August 10th, 2016  
Phantastic shot!
August 11th, 2016  
Fabulous shot. Fav. Thought I was following you. Now corrected
August 11th, 2016  
Fabulous black and white. And so sharp. Great shot.
August 11th, 2016  
Wow, a fantastic shot!
August 13th, 2016  
phenomenal shot!
August 14th, 2016  
Superb, fav, congrats on TT
August 14th, 2016  
Amazing shot and what a very cool place to visit!
August 14th, 2016  
pleased to see this on the tt rosie :)
August 14th, 2016  
I just knew this was top twenty material! Congratulations.
August 15th, 2016  
Congratulations Rosie on your incredible photo making it to this week's Top Twenty!
August 16th, 2016  
Love this! Wish it was closer. Jackson Prison (Michigan) is close and they have a museum on site called "Cell Block 7". However, they don't allow photography. How tragic is that?! :(
August 18th, 2016  
Amazing trip ---- would love to go and visit. You did excellent with capture the light at the end FAV
August 20th, 2016  
WOW -- what a statement your photo makes to mark this historic place. Well taken, well processed.
August 30th, 2016  
Great atmospheric capture. Works well in monochrome.
February 8th, 2019  
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