Eastern State Penitentiary.
This past weekend, I joined a group of painter friends to draw outside around Philly. We met up in Fairmount and chose our locations around the neighborhood.
Today, I’m sharing a couple ink drawings from the Eastern State Penitentiary. This austere prison rises forebodingly above the row homes surrounding it. Functioning as a prison from 1829 until 1971, it was designed for inspiring reform and penance. Interesting fact, each cell had running water, before the White House even did.
And for those who can handle it, every year it hosts “Terror Behind the Walls” a haunted prison experience for Halloween.