Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ESP Revisited and a Ramble

I do not have Extra Sensory Perception. 
As handy as that would be in life, 
it is not something I can claim to possess. 


But I have, on occasion had a premonition. 
The one that stands out most in my memory 
is when I heard my daughter, age 2, 
walking down the steps and I knew she was going to fall. 
Fall she did.


I've also had those gut feelings 
about things.
I always listen to the gut feeling, 
it has not let me down! 



But that is not what ESP is referring to in this post. 
ESP is Eastern State Penitentiary   
And I revisited it. 


And although fascinating,
I didn't want to blog the same history I blogged before. 



In the name of progress
so many places like this are leveled
to make room for newer, cheaper, and uglier construction.



And that is a pet peeve of mine.
Out with the old and in with the new.
This story of Whitemarsh Hall is a perfect example
of what gets me on a rant.


Al Capone's Cell

Imagine what Europe would be like
if they practiced that principle.
All those old castles and churches....gone?



But not to worry,
for now Eastern State Penitentiary operates as a museum.
As far as I know,
there is no wrecking ball waiting to level it.
THAT makes me happy
because I find beauty here.

Now I think I'll read a biography about Al Capone.

My ESP Gallery is here. 







8 comments:

  1. Neat building, I thought he was at Alcatraz. Been a few years since I was there on a tour.

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  2. Isn't that an amazing place to photograph?!?! I could spend all day there, much to the chagrin of my Better Half. Gorgeous photos immersed with texture. But that last photo kinda takes my breath away :)

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  3. Who would have ever thought that people would line up to visit an old prison? It is a fabulous place.

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  4. What a super place to take your camera. I LOVE the texture, the colours...and even the history.

    I agree that North Americans are way to quick to tear things down and rebuild. So much has been lost!

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  5. Love your treat on these photos, especially the Capon quarters. Sort of reminds me of Topaz filters.

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  6. I liked your commentary on this post. :) Oh I love the photo with the furniture in it. Just like you, I hate when they tear down the old buildings and replace it with "modern" construction that is ugly. I like the history in buildings, the character, and the energy that's left over and causes us to use our imagination and have a sense about what it was like in an earlier time.

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  7. The photos are so beautiful!

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  8. Fantastically interesting post - and wonderful photos.

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