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As continued from Phabulous Philly (Part I)...

Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Schuylkill River sits the Fairmount Water Works.


The Fairmount Water Works was the first municipal waterworks in the United States. Today it houses a waterworks "interpretive center" and an expensive restaurant.


Fairmount Water Works (cont.)...






Inside the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center...








We then took a quick drive through Fairmount Park which hugs the Schuylkill River.


We also passed Philly's famous "Boat House Row" which also sits on the Schuylkill River.


A distant, but zoomed-in shot of the top of the Comcast Center from roughly the area of The Philadelphia Museum of Art.


In the Fairmount section of Philly sits the historic Eastern State penitentiary.


The Eastern State Penitentiary is considered one of America's most historic former prisons and was open from 1829-1971.


The prison is maintained in a state of "managed decay" which is absolutely perfect for taking pictures.


Eastern State Penitentiary (cont.)...




A typical cell in Eastern State Penitentiary.


Eastern State Penitentiary (cont.)...










Al Capone's cell. Surprisingly, they allowed him to bring most of his own furniture. He lived here for about a year.


Eastern State Penitentiary (cont.)...






One of the only parts of the complex to be rehabilitated is the prison's original Jewish synagogue.


One of the prison's guard towers.


Eastern State Penitentiary (cont.)...


The prison is also home to a variety of permanent and temporary art exhibits, including this one titled "Ghost Cats."


Eastern State Penitentiary (cont.)...














Where you went when you were really, really, bad.


Eastern State Penitentiary (cont.)...


I've never seen a combined sink/toilet before, but here is one on Eastern State's "death row."


Eastern State Penitentiary's "death row" (cont.)


A refurbished greenhouse on the grounds of Eastern State Penitentiary.


Eastern State Penitentiary (cont.)...




The prison's barber shop?


A final shot from Eastern State Penitentiary.


Continued in Phabulous Philly (Part III). - Coming soon!
 
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Philadelphia Part 2 - Good pics again!

DK: More good Philadelphia pics - Along the Schuykill River for starters I noted Boathouse Row in the background of pics 1 and 5 along with #11 as noted.
I like the way the buildings are lit with small white lights at night...
#10-The bridge that takes the NY and Northbound Amtrak NEC Main Line across the Schuykill in the vicinity of Girard Avenue near the Philadelphia Zoo
(behind you) - note the catenary poles above on the bridge.
Good group of Eastern State Pen pics - I have NOT been there but this gives me a little idea of what to expect there...LI MIKE
 

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DK: More good Philadelphia pics - Along the Schuykill River for starters I noted Boathouse Row in the background of pics 1 and 5 along with #11 as noted.
I like the way the buildings are lit with small white lights at night...
#10-The bridge that takes the NY and Northbound Amtrak NEC Main Line across the Schuykill in the vicinity of Girard Avenue near the Philadelphia Zoo
(behind you) - note the catenary poles above on the bridge.
Good group of Eastern State Pen pics - I have NOT been there but this gives me a little idea of what to expect there...LI MIKE
Eastern State is arguably worth a trip to the area alone. It's really quite something and as good as I think my pictures of it are, they hardly begin to do it justice.
 

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