"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Eastern State Penitentiary

While we were in Philadelphia, we went to the Eastern State Penitentiary--the oldest federal prison in the USA.  The architecture was interesting from the outside and from the inside, but the whole thing is in a state of "crumbledown."  This helps create the uneasy feeling you have when you walk around with your audio guide listening to the stories of people who were there.  As I was walking and looking, I began to notice how interesting peeling paint and rust can be.  Here are some close-ups I took that looked like modern art to me.

One cell was very nicely furnished--the one Al Capone stayed in.

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