Stark - Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Five Day B&W Photo Challenge - Day 2

A few weeks ago, I was nominated on Facebook to participate in the 5-day B&W Photo Challenge by three fellow photographers (Jimi Jones, Edith Levy and Bobby Strader) and on Google+ by another photographer (James Howe). As a result, the blog will feature only Black and White images (all edited this past weekend for this challenge) this week.

For my second day of this challenge, we head to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. It is a mecca for Urbex photographers even though it is now a historical site and museum. The prison was built in 1829 and was the largest and most expensive public structure in the country at that time. It is an eerie place, with all of the ghosts of past prisoners probably floating around. I thought that a black and white treatment would convey the starkness of the place.