Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Confederate Prison



Fort Warren was built to protect the city of Boston but it took on other roles as well. Construction began in 1833 and took in its first Confederate prisoners in 1861. There are many buildings and tunnels you can wander around in. There are so many stories here. Park Rangers give regular tours of the fort during summer months. You can see some of the arch work that was mentioned in yesterday's post.

3 comments:

brattcat said...

perfect choice for monochrome.

Tom Lynch said...

A nicely exposed image of such a dark place.

And to think of all the work involved building it without the benefit of modern-day equipment.

It's a been a long time since I last visited this fort. At the time I did visit, my imagination was running wild after reading those Edward R Snow books.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Really nice work, Slim! The light in there is tricky - you managed to capture all the lines, the depth and the light - well done!