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.
posted August 8th, 2016  
this is very cool!!
posted August 8th, 2016  
Fantastic perspective. Fav.
posted August 8th, 2016  
Cool perspective and at least you get to go home fav
posted 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!
posted August 8th, 2016  
Well you may as well help yourself to a fav for this one. It is excellent after all.
posted August 8th, 2016  
You must have enjoyed it for the photo ops! Not for the life!
posted August 8th, 2016  
Great lines leading to the light
posted 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
posted August 8th, 2016  
Love this shot and your processing really creates an atmosphere
posted August 8th, 2016  
Superb! Love the composition and all the lines.
posted August 8th, 2016  
Love the lines, perspective and light
posted August 8th, 2016  
Fabulous capture and processing. It sounds like a great place to visit (to take photos etc and not as a resident!)
posted August 8th, 2016  
Neat shot, leading lines, depth
posted August 8th, 2016  
Fabulous processing. Nice lines leading your eye to the window at the back. Well done
posted August 8th, 2016  
Sad place
posted August 8th, 2016  
This is such an amazing shot. So strong. Love it.
posted 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!
posted August 8th, 2016  
Oh my, this is stunning. Great detail, composition, b and w conversion, symmetry. Best on black
posted August 8th, 2016  
Excellent shot, composition and processing. Fav
posted August 8th, 2016  
Impressive in composition, depressing in subject matter, and yet ultimately overall satisfying.
posted August 8th, 2016  
thank you for your visit to my pics rosie :). this is a stunning monochrome shot, high impact . faved
posted August 8th, 2016  
Imagine having to serve a sentence of any length in an environment such as this!
posted August 9th, 2016  
Excellent shot of this grim place.
posted August 9th, 2016  
Love the lines and perspective. Really fantastic shot! I've never seen one myself.
posted August 9th, 2016  
interesting photo for line and perspective..but it has much more...it has an ominous presence.
posted 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
posted August 9th, 2016  
love this!
posted August 9th, 2016  
What a shot! The lines are awesome. It sure invokes a sobering mood.
posted 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 :)
posted August 10th, 2016  
Awesome and then more-some... this is wonderfully atmospheric and evocative. Fav... natch!
posted August 10th, 2016  
Stunning shot... fav.
posted August 10th, 2016  
Phantastic shot!
posted August 11th, 2016  
Fabulous shot. Fav. Thought I was following you. Now corrected
posted August 11th, 2016  
Fabulous black and white. And so sharp. Great shot.
posted August 11th, 2016  
Wow, a fantastic shot!
posted August 13th, 2016  
phenomenal shot!
posted August 14th, 2016  
Superb, fav, congrats on TT
posted August 14th, 2016  
Amazing shot and what a very cool place to visit!
posted August 14th, 2016  
pleased to see this on the tt rosie :)
posted August 14th, 2016  
I just knew this was top twenty material! Congratulations.
posted August 15th, 2016  
Congratulations Rosie on your incredible photo making it to this week's Top Twenty!
posted 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?! :(
posted August 18th, 2016  
Amazing trip ---- would love to go and visit. You did excellent with capture the light at the end FAV
posted August 20th, 2016  
WOW -- what a statement your photo makes to mark this historic place. Well taken, well processed.
posted August 30th, 2016  
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