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UER Forum > UE Photography > Eastern State Penitentiary (Viewed 270 times)
Baldran 


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Eastern State Penitentiary
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Yes, this place is a bit of a tourist trap. Yes, it was super crowded. Yes, every visitor takes a lot of the same shots as I did. And yes, I shelled out $10 extra so they'd let me use my tripod. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed my visit here, and would like to see other historically significant abandonments receive be preserved under the same philosophy of arrested decay. I particularly enjoyed exploring the varieties in the cells, both in their decayed state and preserved as art installations. I think I put together an interesting typology of these spaces, which are probably my favorite shots of the trip.

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< Reply # 1 on 8/9/2019 6:58 PM >
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Awesome shots!




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< Reply # 2 on 8/9/2019 7:01 PM >
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Beautiful, stunning shots Baldran.




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< Reply # 3 on 8/9/2019 7:59 PM >
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Great set! I think they do a fantastic job at Eastern state.

Good job not getting any people. When though there's tons of character here. I find myself having a difficult time getting photos that were any good on my one visit.




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< Reply # 4 on 8/9/2019 10:17 PM >
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Sweet photos you have taken here.

What is the significance of the paper airplanes?

I will be going to Kingston Pen tour this weekend, pales in comparison to Eastern State, but looking forward to it none the less

Thanks for the share!!




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< Reply # 5 on 8/9/2019 11:03 PM >
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Awesome set, this looks like a pretty sweet tour! I must wonder about the paper airplane room myself.
Anyone done the Shawshank prison tour? I did that last year; good mix of decaying/refurbished/being reconstructed. They did not disappoint, and doing the self guided tour let me retain some of that 'UE' quality...if that makes any sense.😕
I might have to check this place out next time I'm up that way. Thanks for sharing!




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< Reply # 6 on 8/10/2019 1:42 AM >
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Solid set, what a wonderful place.

Ill take the tour one day!




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< Reply # 7 on 8/10/2019 8:57 AM >
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I do like this place, even though it's a tourist trap.

The last time I went was just after opening on a rainy weekday, the whole place was deserted which was awesome. I saw one other small group of people the whole time I was there.




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#12 is sick. I've never seen that before. Really awesome set!




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< Reply # 9 on 8/10/2019 7:02 PM >
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I really love #12 - I love the lighting. Always wanted to visit this place! I hope to get there sometime maybe next year




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Even though it's touristy, you have some great shots out of there. Ever been to Holmesburg?




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< Reply # 11 on 8/12/2019 1:11 AM >
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Really nice shots. I've always wanted to go there.




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Great shots! You got a lot that I haven't seen anyone else do. I went once on a rainy day making all of the more hidden places completely empty.




Baldran 


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Thanks everyone! Regarding the paper airplanes, the artist, Benjamin Wills, requested that a number of inmates that he corresponds with send him airplanes made from whatever articles of paper are available to them in prison. Here's some more information and a cool short video about the installation: https://www.easter...in-wills-airplanes

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Great set! I think they do a fantastic job at Eastern state.

Good job not getting any people. When though there's tons of character here. I find myself having a difficult time getting photos that were any good on my one visit.


I got extremely lucky when it came to getting shots without people, mostly just by being in the right place at the right time. It was so crowded that we ended up skipping a wing that was packed full with visitors entirely.

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Even though it's touristy, you have some great shots out of there. Ever been to Holmesburg?


No, but I would be extremely interested in going. I've heard it's possible to get permission to visit, but I don't know who to contact in order to do so. I would certainly be open to any information regarding arranging a visit through proper channels, or by the more traditional method.





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Awesome set.




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The first few shots make me feel like I'm in the desert for some reason. The lighting is really nice. Wouldn't have assumed this was in the states if you hadn't threaded it. Sucks about the tripod surcharge, good call though.

Do you feel like people give you more space at touristy spots when you have a tripod?




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