Jezebelle (smokeandreason) wrote in abandonedplaces,
Jezebelle
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Eastern State Penitentiary.

I . . . love ESP. Even though it's classified as "preserved," I still consider it abandoned and most of it's in general disrepair.

This was my second trip, and I'd gotten to know my friend's camera a little better. I used the shots as my final project for a digital photography course.





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9. Art installation of "ghost cats," plaster cats all over the property in honor of the feral colony that moved in in the 1970's, if I remember correctly. Or, in my infinite maturity, "CAT BUTT!"


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11. Never underestimate what good can come of PhotoShop. This image was originally black, thanks to my aversion to flash.


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14. "Wackos everywhere, plague of madness." This is the area where part of Gilliam's 12 Monkeys was shot.


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16. Neither this picture or the prior were adjusted to sepia colors, they just turned out that way thanks to the lighting :-D


17. Absolutely hated this cell block. Made my skin crawl, gave me chills, got queasy, you name it. No idea why.


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19. My absolute favorite. When I visited years ago (with a non-functioning camera, ugh), there was a cell block where a tree had grown through the concrete floor. This summer, it had been removed. The closest I could get was this vine crawling upon the second-story wall.

Hope you liked. If you ever have the chance to visit, do so. The place is amazing. Like I said, it's not truly abandoned, but if you'd like to safely see a place that was forgotten about for quite a few years and to do so without risk of arrest, this is it. You get an up-close and personal view of decay in the city.
Tags: ne usa, photography, prison
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