"I'm stuck in Folsom Prison,
And time keeps draggin' on,
But that train keeps a-rollin,'
On down to San Antone."
My cousin works in an art gallery in Folsom...so while TheChief
was in conference, I took off with the 'cuz and his darling wife to
visit the gallery...and...well...we were there...and it was a dreary day and all...
so we headed on out to Folsom Prison...
Fortunately we were wearing appropriate attire...
And we're neither Crips nor Bloods, and weren't there to visit anybody who was...
We did visit the little museum on the outskirts of the area we non-visitors could visit...
It is actually a museum honoring the prison guards...with lot's of interesting
pieces of old equipment and stories of visitors both famous and infamous...
Across the street was the post office...
there were actually a smattering of post boxes on the wall...
not sure whose they were...
It was beginning to rain a bit harder at this point and we
decided it was time to leave...
and we thanked our lucky stars we were able to leave!!!
Very good b&w pictures!ReplyDelete
Great song by Johnny CashReplyDelete
I like your first photography in this post.ReplyDelete
Regards and best wishes
Gosh, never knew you could visit a prison without knowing someone there. I love the song by J. Cash.ReplyDelete
I find the medieval look of these places fascinating. I'm sure there are strong arguments in favour of tearing all these old prisons down but as someone on the outside looking in I a fan.ReplyDelete
Thanks Hans! It was dreary day at a dreary place...absolutely called for black and white!ReplyDelete
It's classic Johnny Cash James!ReplyDelete
Thank you Tatjana!
Actually Bibi...we never really went in...I don't think you can go in unless you're visiting, but I could be wrong...We walked around the perimeter that is accessible and went into the little museum on the edge of the property. I don't think I'd want to go in even if I could...it's a bit daunting.ReplyDelete
I agree Wayne...it was quite an impressive structure....
It's snowing!!!! Yay!!! But that means sometimes trouble with the internet....so if a few double posts show up or nothing for awhile...that's why!!!
I like your first photo very much! Great in black and white!ReplyDelete
Any lonesome whistles blowing?ReplyDelete
Nice tower and gate--adds a lot of pizaz to the place. Scary stuff -- prisons. Your photos illustrate that well. The museum sounds very interestIng. Nice excursion. I do like your PO shot. I try to take one in every little town I visit. I can do a PO collage one ofntHese days.
Ya know Tash...I think I did hear a whistle blowing!!! Interesting scary stuff...you're absolutely right!ReplyDelete
The first photo is fabulous, but of course my favorite would be that sign about the Crips and the Bloods. I think I lead a sheltered life.ReplyDelete
I´m glad you could leave too. :)ReplyDelete
Perfect in BW and I'm glad you got out!!!ReplyDelete
That is so interesting. I looked through all the dress code restrictions, and it appears that all you might be allowed to wear entering, is purple seersucker.ReplyDelete
What wonderfully picturesque shots!ReplyDelete
Glad to see you kept out of trouble.ReplyDelete
Great tour, and some fine photos!ReplyDelete