Kingston Penitentiary-1

by Abigail Gossage July. 18, 2017 1765 views

Three of us took the tour through the now defunct Kingston Penitentiary yesterday. Although tripods are not allowed cameras are definitely permitted.

Construction started in 1833 so the architecture mimicked the stonework of south-east Ontario; thanks to the canal builders there were plenty of Scots stonemasons to draw upon. Closed in 2014, the Pen has become a very popular tourist attraction.


Lots of stonework but also lots of barbed wire.

Lots of stonework but also lots of barbed wire.

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Al Kuiper 3 years, 11 months ago

B&W really does these fascinating images justice, Abby.

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Al Kuiper 3 years, 11 months ago

Thanks, Al.  I do have colour shots, for that venue both works.

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David Allen 4 years ago

Excellent, Nos 3 and 4 are my favourites. 4 particularly captures the bleakness of the experience of incarceration.

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Becky Brannon 4 years ago

I appreciate that you chose B & W as it really adds to the mood of the photos.

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Berckmans Peter 4 years ago

Strong series in different point of views.#3 is my favourite

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 4 years ago

Thanks, Peter.  Stay tuned for the colour series tomorrow or the next day.

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Jay Boggess 4 years ago

Excellent photo reportage! I'd choose death over incarceration......
Powerful images...

p.s. thanks for "liking" my "special boutique" image....

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years ago

It was a fascinating day indeed.  More to come...

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Jay Boggess Replied to Abigail Gossage 4 years ago

I'll be looking forward to more!

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Helen Hooker 4 years ago

What a fascinating place - definitely looks like somewhere you don't want to finish your days!

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Helen Hooker 4 years ago

The colour ones that I will post in a couple of days will only reinforce that thought!

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