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Good Morning Everyone,

This is the interior of Lancaster Prison, situated inside Lancaster Castle. Although quite a sombre place, it has a vibrancy of geometric shapes and abstract patterns created by its metal stairways and protective covers, which I found attractive.

I had no tripod but tried to use a rail as a support.

The castle has a long history, being built on the site of an original Roman Fort at a crossing of the River Lune. Some parts of the castle are Norman in date and it has been extended or altered since then. Rather than write the whole history I will supply a fine Wikipedia link that you may wish to browse.

The castle ceased to be a prison in 2011 and so it is now possible to tour most of the castle, including the cells.

The guides have interesting tales of attempted escapes, funny stories about inmates, a great knowledge of the castle itself, including tales of the Lancashire Witches (tried and hanged here) and, it is possible to be locked in a dark dungeon, for the experience of the dark, the cold and the loneliness!

I must recommend the tour as being well worth the time and expense.

I will post a w/s showing the interior of one of the cells.

Have a happy, FREE, Sunday, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2902 W: 200 N: 6516] (25916)
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