this is the former county prison of Katajannokka in central Helsinki. The building in the Philadelphia style is from the 1830ties and was used as a prison from 1837 to 2002. Today it is a Best Western 4 star Hotel, keeping the prison theme alive throughout the whole hotel. Even the staff wear black and white striped uniforms.
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quovadis (877) 2012-08-17 20:40
Hmmm, great idea, maybe fellows from SF Bay should think about it and turn the Alcatraz into a "sleeping bag" hotel or at least a tent campsite...
Well done, enjoy the interior colours !!!
fabbs99 (5407) 2012-08-17 21:11
Very nice image of the prison turned hotel,good colors and perspective.
bukitgolfb301 (30063) 2012-08-17 21:44
Hi dear Daniel
Very interesting note and shot! Hotel, I see.
Best perspective shot. Deep exposure and slow shutter speed contributes to this clear and fresh image. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
jhm (122410) 2012-08-18 0:49
I hope that all prisons would can abolished and become hotels, a pity this is one an an illusion.
Splendid picture with excellent light management.
Nice depth and perspective image.
Lovely composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
kathryn_weir (1742) 2012-08-18 3:08
An interesting idea, although not entirely sure I would wish to spend the night!
You have captured the light and interesting architectural style beautifully. Thanks for sharing
holmertz (26906) 2012-08-18 4:43
The most infamous Swedish former prison is now a hotel and hostel in central Stockholm. These 19th century prisons were often very fine buildings so it's a great idea to convert them into something useful. This is an fine photo which could be seen with two sets of eyes, one pair imagining the horror felt by the prisoners among the loud noise in the unfriendly atmoshere, the other pair of eyes only sees the interesting solution for a modern hotel.
ACL1978 (5773) 2012-08-18 6:46
Really interesting POV here, Daniel, with the staircase expressing movement through an otherwise stationary scene. Good lighting coming down from the windows, with interesting color and presentation. There's a VERY slight tilt down to the right, but it doesn't detract from the interesting lines, symmetry or repetition of the shot.
Fis2 (73084) 2012-08-18 11:22
A very curious interior.
Good frame, colors and light.
Photo has climate.
Greetings from Poland
ktanska (21509) 2012-08-19 5:34
A certainly different architecture shot. Sturdy construction of the old prison has lots of details. Those light colours go together well. Symmetric framing is a good choice here.
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-08-21 5:49
Your photo is very interesting, composed with good light and good graphical way! Fascinating idea of a luxury hotel housed in a former prison! I guess they have enlarged the "rooms"! Very curious! Great inspiration, congratulations!
Best regards, Nino.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-08-21 8:54
A different and rare upload of a grand interior shot from excellent viewpoint, so pin sharp with splendid details in superb clarity. A fine interior architecture well taken in good tones, depth, contrast and wonderful ambient however this is probably the last place on earth most of us would want to spend the night. Excellent capture and well presented, Well done, TFS.
notrap (4680) 2012-08-29 0:27
ich war jetzt gerade in Dänemark in einem Gefängnis-Hotel, in Ribe, die hatten Probleme mit der Zimmergröße! Sie wollten auch die Athmosphäre erhalten, und so haben einige Zimmer kein eigenes Bad, sondern nur ein Gemeinschaftsbad. Wenn dieses hier 4 Sterne hat, dann haben sie wahrscheinlich die Zellenwände versetzt, um größere Zimmer zu haben.
Interessantes Foto, irgendwie wirkt es wirklich echt.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (3900)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-17 15:49