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Eastern State Penitentiary


Here's my souvenir postcard from when I visited "America's Most Historic Prison" in Philadelphia back in August. This aerial view of the Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) seems harmless, but this facility has housed thousands of hardened criminals since the 1800's that people say it's also haunted.

ESP is tucked away just minutes from downtown Philadelphia. It's been closed since 1971, but its dungeon-like cell blocks remain open for tourists to see. Daring ones can even visit it just after twilight, but only during the summer.

Check out some of my photos from our tour:

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tower


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haunted

And my personal favorite...A view from Cell Block 7. Ghosts must be dancing the "Cell Block Tango" here on Halloween night.

Inside cell block 7 at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.Eerie!

Boo!

Eastern State Penitentiary aerial view postcard image by Andrew Simcox.

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Lawstude said...

the last pic really looks so haunting...

ms firefly said...

*shiver* i don't think i'd want to take a tour there on my own.

Bob of Holland said...

Great and scary Halloween post.

Postcardy said...

Looks like a fun place for photographers.

Sheila said...

A place to send shivers down your spine all right. :) I love that last picture - the perspective is amazing.

Christine said...

Interesting...and totally creepy!

MrCachet said...

We've a Territorial Prison in this state - now a tourist attraction. These old places attract ghosts, that's for sure.

Snap said...

If it isn't haunted, it should be!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Looks very sinister inside. Hope they'll have "Halloween twilight visits" one day!

Ebie said...

Great aerial photograph but looks are so deceiving. Not sure if I want to take that tour.

P.S. The kiss and ride is a drop off point where your lovey dovey would kiss you before you get off the car and hop on the train. In other words, you don;t park and ride the train.

witsandnuts said...

The last pic is so eerie. Hey, I like the watermarks. So spooky!

prinsesamusang said...

creepy!

Beth Niquette said...

It is enough to give one the heeeeby jeeeeebies! EEEEEeeek! Happy pff! BRRRRrrrr....

AVCr8teur said...

I have heard about this place on tv. I would love to be able to go inside to photograph the decay, but I have to go with a large group of people. That place looks spooky!

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