Week 6 – #26 Loneliness

From “The Old Jail” in St. Augustine, Florida, here is an image taken in one of the jail cells with statues to indicate how little room was available to the inmates.
The jail was built in 1891 and held prisoners until 1953.  The builders were the same ones that later constructed Alcatraz Prison in California.  Up to 72 inmates could be housed in the building along with the living quarters for the sheriff and his family.   Up to 4 inmates in a cell, no indoor plumbing until 1914 and open air barred windows.  So while they may be crowded in these cells, and in Florida’s humidity, with only 1 bath a week (and everyone used the same bath water) I am sure this smelled just lovely, the feelings of loneliness probably ran high.

12 thoughts on “Week 6 – #26 Loneliness

  1. k1kaiser

    This is a well-composed image. The light falling on the figure of the man draws the eye directly to your subject. It definitely evokes a feeling of loneliness.

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