Thursday, August 7, 2008

Eastern State Penitentiary

So, for my birthday, I wanted to check out the Eastern State Penitentiary. Some of y'all might think this weird, but it was really awesome. It was like watching a 4-hour Discovery channel special on the ESP (Eastern State Penitentiary) except in real life. They've got these really nifty little audio tour deals and something like 40+ points of interest with an audio tour of each. (We actually got kicked out 'cause we stayed until closing and I still had one more to listen to). It's really interesting finding out the history behind this place. Built in 1822, it was our first penitentiary and designed by the Quakers to instill pertinence - hence the name. Each of the prisoners were not allowed to talk or communicate to any other inmates and had to wear hoods when outside of their cell so they didn't know the layout. If you want to know more about it, check out their website or Wikapedia's article on it.

Here's a slideshow of pictures I took from it. Press the green play button to start it. If you want to see larger pictures or it doesn't work for you, click here.

Well, I'm going to go watch a movie, then go to sleep!

-the now 28-year-old jason ... (c:


Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures! You and Rocky look like, moe

Anonymous said...

happy late birthday! Alec