Sunday, September 14, 2014

35/52 - Photo Project 2014

Week 35 had but one photo opportunity, but it was a major one - the Missouri State Penitentiary. We spent 3 hours there in the high humidity, high temps but it was worth it. I ended up with 80 photos that can be found here, but I had to choose just a few to pick from here. Tough call, because it was a really fascinating place.

We were able to tour into three different buildings on the campus of the now abandoned Missouri State Penitentiary. The grounds are home to a lot of history and some pretty famous faces passed through there.  Opened in 1836 and closed in 2004. Since then, the grounds have only been partially maintained and the decay is amazing. One of the more famous prisoners staged an escape and later assassinated MLK, Jr - the one and only James Earl Ray.

I'd love to go back when I wasn't sweating buckets. I really need to do some more research about the place - it is just fascinating to see a side of things that one hopes one never sees.

I think this one is the winner - it's a really tough call:

Missouri Penitentiary

Close second:

Missouri Penitentiary


Missouri Penitentiary


Missouri Penitentiary - Death Row

More to come... next week is a much, much harder decision.

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