Shooting in an abandoned prison is a bit different than the usual abandoned building. The greatest obstacle are small cells and bars. All these vertical shapes and narrow alleys make it hard to get a distant perspective. Sometimes, the perspective through the bars is more startling or the bad conditions in which a bed or a scribbled wall were positioned. Take advantage of the claustrophobia to enhance how hard it was to live in such small spaces, how forgotten and yet exposed they were.
In the case of the picture in the center with the Hitler writing of a white supremacist, the bars cast a cross shape on the writing and somehow obscured their meaning; good seems to always win out over evil, hmm?
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Great photos. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
F.T.W. in gaming parlance means "For The Win" - quite a different message than seen here.ReplyDelete
I've always wanted to go to an abandoned prison. There is one couple hrs away from me in Phil. http://www.easternstate.org/. I believe they have a haunted house there in Oct too. Looks like a great tour.ReplyDelete
Eric; My ex-brother-in-law was a biker. He had FTW tattooed inside his lower lip upside down,so he could take his middle finger and pull down his lip and say it.ReplyDelete
They have regular tours there and the Halloween event is probably the biggest most popular one in the East Coast. Totally awesome!
Sounds like a real classy guy, going out of his way to make it easy for himself to be offensive. I suppose I should give him credit for not putting it on his forehead.ReplyDelete
I was in Alcatraze once. That's about it. And even then there were so many people about, it was hard to really get a sense of the place. I would have loved to visit it after everyone had gone for the day, like if you knew the staff (who doubtlessly stay after) and could go back to shore with them. That would be cool. A friend of mine spend way too much for the privilege of staying at the only hotel at Machu Pichu. Since they don't have that many rooms, the guests were able to enjoy the site without hordes of tourists around. I think I would like that as well.ReplyDelete
Man, Cullan, you gotta let me know next time you're leaving the country. I'm still waiting to leave America and haven't done it yet. Bucket list-one of the top 3. What I get out of historic sites, especially spiritual sites, is so strong. I can't imagine what my senses would do in a place like that.ReplyDelete
I hope we get to explore and investigate the jail in Globe. That would be fantastic.ReplyDelete
Seriously! Fingers crossed! I saw that full body apparition there and it was soooo amazing!ReplyDelete
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Thank you soooo much! That is the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen! Some day, when I buy a house with a garden, that's the first thing I'm putting in it, perhaps a grouping near some woods.
I can only imagine how much of a psychic sponge places that contained so much anger and misery can become. The bleak claustrophobia, and knowing that you would probably never see freedom again, plus all of the violence inherent in a prison environment. Wow... It gives me the heebie-jeebies...ReplyDelete
Considering metal is one of the best retainers of psychic information, yes, prisons are the most amazing for a psychometrist to enter. Anyone just walking in those narrow places can feel it. One of those prisons was built like a submarine, the other one had the cell exposed to the outdoors completely in the AZ desert where it can be in the teens at night in the winter and well into 100s in the daytime in the summer.ReplyDelete