The photo challenge from Tina this week is to post shots of things or places that have ‘seen better days’. One place that I visited a while back was the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. It closed way back in 1990 and it has truly seen better days. An effort is being made to repair and restore the historic structure. Some of the rooms were in pretty bad shape. This was the prison where they filmed the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” so there were areas that were cleaned up.
Thanks to Tina of Travels and Trifles for the photo challenge theme this week.
Definitely S.B.D.! First inmates 1896. They built these mausoleums pretty strong! Looks like the prison interior from Walking Dead. Spoooooky.
Was spooky in some of the areas John. I think I’d take a pass on the night tours…lol.
Cool pictures – reminds me of Chernobyl and the abandoned Pripyat.
In some areas it kinda felt like it…thanks Ann-Christine 🙂
Perfect image selections for this theme, Andy. The entrance is amazing, beautifully captured.
Thanks Amy…agree, that entrance is really impressive.
Great choice for this challenge! I love the photographs and the rust!
Thanks Anne, yep lots of rust…lol
what a sad ending to such a beautiful building Andy. Your images are hauntingly beautiful. This was a perfect choice for the week’s challenge. “way back in 1990” – seems like only yesterday!
Yeah, time flies as they say…lol. Thanks Tina 🙂
Those are some wonderful photos. I love the light in the interior.
Thanks I.J. It’s a pretty cool place to go with a camera.