The Time I Went To Jail


Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, is spooky to say the least, it must be that it looks and feels abandoned or the fact that it housed some of the most dangerous prisoners under confinement.

DSC_0830The best thing about this place  is that  once you pay, they equip you with an audio tour and just like that they set you free, you get to listen to what you want where you want allowing you and all the other visitors to explore the abandoned cell blocks. The only downside is that if you are a wimp (like me), you don´t feel completely at ease walking through one of the most hunted buildings in the United States.

DSC_0787-2As you enter cell block 7 you are taken back in time, you get to see how prisoners lived, separated from the outside world and deprived from all human contact. I don´t know about you, but I would have probably gone mad if I was cut off from all communication.

DSC_0890But not all prisoners lived in bad conditions American gangster , Al Capone, lived in this lavish “cell” from 1929 to 1930.


DSC_0855After peeking through the cell blocks I came up with one conclusion, this place is dramatic, so when I learned that they organize one of the best horror houses here during Halloween I was definitely not shocked and a little bit annoyed that I won´t be able to see the terror behind these walls.


After exploring every nook and cranny and with a feeling of complete satisfaction we decided it was time to go find another adventure, one that involved extremely messy yet delicious  Philly cheesesteaks.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.”

20 thoughts on “The Time I Went To Jail

  1. I recently went to Alcatraz and that was very much the same sort of thing with an audio tour. It was so interesting (and spooky!)

    Rachael at


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