Reading Gaol

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Spuff, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    In the absence of a show your prisons thread, this one on its own:
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Poor Oscar!
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Folks in our neighborhood get a bit antsy if they see you taking photos of a prison. Makes them wonder what you're up to. Interesting shot!
  4. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2010
    Ooh lovely bit of Gothic Revival. Same Architect as The Midland Grand Hotel, St. Pancras Station.

    Did a lot of study on Victorian era prisons while at college, a period of great changes in the way society dealt with offenders, moving from punishment to rehabilitation. Perhaps it's no coincidence that Reading is shaped like a cathedral.

    Think I'll stick to the hotel personally...:smile:

    Thanks for posting, that was a memory jogger and a half.