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Broadway
Sept 2005 Fred Schaad

Broadway

Alcatraz Island Prison

This is a shot from the inside of Alcatraz Prison.
"Broadway" was the old nickname for the central corridor
in the Alcatraz cellhouse.
The image was converted to B&W and a glow added for effect.

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Steve Ainsworth15-Aug-2006 11:52
Nice image with the converging lines and the glow of the entering light against the darkness of the cells. I think you almost have to do prisons (or ex-prisons) in black and white to catch the grimness. The repetitive elements evoke the routineness and institutional feel of prison life. V