|The New Guard Tower, Eastern State Penitentiary|
Last week I shared behind the scenes
still shots of filming taking place at this location.
But I was also able to snap a few images
here and there on the sly.
|Radiating Cell Blocks From the Tower|
The idea of a penitentiary was birthed in the home of Ben Franklin and
it was a whole new concept for prisons.
|The Penitentiary Entrance Before The Philadelphia Skyline|
In its day this was the Taj Mahal of prisons.
Each prisoner enjoyed his own cell with vaulted ceiling and skylight,
flush toilet, and central heating
compared to the White House
where President Jackson
did not have running water
and heated with coal stoves.
|View of the Old Tower and Philadelphia|
But Taj Mahal
did not last.
|Guard Tower in Black and White|
Today you can tour the penitentiary
and learn the thought process that led to building this structure for prisoners.
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