This last Thursday Erin and I went to the Eastern State Penitentiary up in Philadelphia. Our trip include the daytime visit to see the abandoned prison in it state of a stabilized ruin, which is quite photogenic in an Urban explorer sort of way...without the messy nature of actual urbex. Which makes it kind of pussy, but still photogenic none the less.
After dinner at the Firehouse across the street, which was a bit overpriced, but outside of the gristle in the meat of my steak, I really liked the place, Erin didn't quite have the same experience though. Well, after that dinner, I went to go park at the zoo...and proceeded to get lost. I got a little hot under the collar, because apparently Philadelphia has an aversion to putting up actual sings with the street names on them. None the less, along the "water works" area, Philly is quite beautiful. Though overall, the town is really, really, ugly IMNSHO, and I come from Baltimore.
After that we visited the Prison again, now at night for "terror behind the Walls" haunted attraction. While a bit short, it was a genuinely scary thrill. Somehow when the very first scare caught me off guard, I was sufficiently taken out of my usual jaded self to really enjoy the experience.
So I will now inundate you with pictures I took:( See the PicsCollapse )