Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Capones Crib

A shot I dug up from the archives,  if you like abandoned, old historic places there is no better place to shoot in Philadelphia than the Eastern State Penitentiary. In the heavy populated neighborhood of Fairmount lies the ominous Penitentiary walls that rise high above Fairmount Avenue. The place is well worth seeing if you in Philadelphia. From 1829 to 1971 the Penitentiary housed some pretty bad criminals. One being Alphonse Gabriel Capone “Scarface”. Al Capone spent a short time in Eastern State they allowed Capone comforts not typically granted to inmates, including fine furniture, oriental rugs, oil paintings and a fancy radio. Capone’s arrest came at a time of escalating mob violence in Chicago, and he was often accused of hiding in prison intentionally. He spent thousands of dollars trying to get himself released, and he denied all his life that he came to Philadelphia to hide. This is a shot of the famous cell Al Capone had in Eastern State.

 

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Lights and Bridges

A look down the Monongahela River from Grandview Ave. in Pittsburgh PA. Grandview is probably the most popular place to shoot the skyline of Pittsburgh and the iconic bridges in the city.  You will always find a bunch of photographers and selfie-takers along Grandview Ave. as it has spectacular views of the city, I really need to get over there for a sunrise.

 

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