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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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First Cell on the Right

First Cell on The Right Eastern State Penitentiary

 The First Cell on The Right-Eastern State Penitentiary

One of my favorite locations to shoot, located smack in the middle of a quiet little Philadelphia neighborhood looms this awesome structure. Anyone that has ever had the experience of shooting this place knows that it is a major drain of memory cards, this place is just to cool if you like shooting these types of scenes. For a small charge they let you roam most of the areas with a tripod in hand, if you time your visit right you may even catch a slow period where you don’t have to fight people in every frame. It was a rainy gloomy day on this visit, which was perfect.

Nothing like roaming around a haunted penitentiary with tripod in hand, thanks for stopping!

and Happy New Year!

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