09-06-2014, 07:32 AM
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I was there last year. I love those places! Nice shots.

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 09-06-2014, 08:00 AM
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Ravi well done my friend. Love some of these compositions! I can definitely see improvement of your work over the year.

We're these all handheld?

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 09-06-2014, 08:12 AM
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Beautiful pics, Ravi! Very well done!

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 09-06-2014, 08:47 AM
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Amazing photographer, you...

I saw this thread title a couple dozen times before I actually clicked. Now I get it!

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 09-06-2014, 08:51 PM
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Great pics , my friend !

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 09-07-2014, 01:42 AM
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  • Agravic
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Thank you, everyone, for the kind comments!

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 09-07-2014, 01:59 AM
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Nice photos! Thanks for sharing!

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 09-07-2014, 05:10 AM
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For a time, I lived a few blocks away from there. To say that it is an imposing structure would be an understatement. Great photos, Ravi.

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 08-04-2015, 08:09 PM
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Old architecture in black and white is coooooolllll!

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 08-04-2015, 10:11 PM
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(09-04-2014, 07:15 PM)Agravic Wrote:
(09-04-2014, 07:11 PM)robk Wrote: I loved the decor of Al Capone's cell (even though what's on display is only a facsimilie of the real deal from way back then). Nice images. That tour is fun. The rest of those cells must have been rather terrifying.

Thanks, Rob.
A fascinating place, this penitentiary is ... with much historical significance.  I wanted to do one of the evening tours, which are supposedly quite frightening, however I had my children with me.  
Al Capone's cell ... very neat.
That place is supposedly very haunted IIRC

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 08-05-2015, 04:44 PM
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Do they offer screenings for lead poisoning at the end of the tour?

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 08-07-2015, 06:40 PM
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I read a book on prisons once. The radial design, the center is supposed to let in ample amounts of light (through a sky light) making a calming effect for all those that pass through its center. I think even "The Green Mile" might have made reference to this.

Google map shows that the designers of Florence did not subscribe to this theory.

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 08-31-2015, 09:01 AM
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I'd love to see more of those converted to black and white. That one of the dead bush and the benches was Mah-velous!

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 08-31-2015, 09:01 AM
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(08-31-2015, 09:01 AM)Bustedup Wrote: I'd love to see more of those converted to black and white. That one of the dead bush and the benches was Mah-velous!

I'll see what I can do; time permitting. Wink

Thanks!

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 08-31-2015, 09:39 AM
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Very nice photos Ravi!  I'm just envious that you have the free time to get out and shoot!

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 09-02-2015, 11:54 AM
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Very nice.  Love the "old abandoned" look in photos.  I subscribe to "abandonedearth" and "itsabandoned" on Instagram.  Photographers go around the world and photo nothing but abandoned places.  Love your work.

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 09-02-2015, 02:42 PM
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Very nice pictures.  I lived about a quarter block north of the prison on Croskey street in the 80's and 90's before it was 'renovated' and open to the public.  There used to be a large feral cat colony inside as they could not get out of the place.

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 09-02-2015, 03:07 PM
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Great photo essay!

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 03-18-2016, 01:54 PM
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I believe several "Ghost Hunters" have been filmed there.

Dave Huffman

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