Kingston Penitentiary-1

by Abigail Gossage July. 18, 2017 1570 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 2 years, 1 month ago

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

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Abigail Gossage Replied to Al Kuiper 2 years, 1 month ago

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

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
David Allen 2 years, 2 months ago

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

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 2 years, 3 months ago

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

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 3 months ago

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

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 3 months ago

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

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

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

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

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Abigail Gossage Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 3 months ago

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

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Abigail Gossage 2 years, 3 months ago

I'll be looking forward to more!

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 2 years, 3 months ago

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

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
Abigail Gossage Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 3 months ago

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

2 years, 3 months ago Edited
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