By: Lesley

Jun 24 2011

Category: Kingston


Focal Length:6.9mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

Twilight over the former Kingston Women’s Prison building, a maximum security prison. A fine example of the Edwardian Classic style, this federal prison was built between 1924-1934 with the help of men’s labour gangs from the Kingston Penitentiary (which is located down the street). It was closed in 1995-2000 and the women were gradually dispersed to other federal prisons. I believe it is now owned by the university

Participating in Sky Watch Friday

12 comments on “P4W”

  1. If I didn’t read the post I would say it’s a huge school!! Well for a prison building this is huge. ^_^


  2. Good capture of an interesting building!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. the sky is so beautiful and an interesting building.

  4. Moody skies just might reflect the inmates moods! Interesting building for a prison! Terrific capture for the day, Lesley! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


  5. Such a treat to look up in the sky with such gorgeous view like that!

    My Skywatch, please come by anytime.

  6. such a beautiful building for a prison. the moody sky is wonderful.

  7. That is a very imposing building which once had a very serious purpose, I hope the future will have purpose for it too!
    Wonderful capture!

  8. Very beautiful building especially to be built as a women’s prison. A gray, threatening sky, but still beautiful. Mickie 🙂

  9. A nice building for a prison.

  10. Hmmmmm, too bad that the building isn’t being used…do hope the university makes use of it somehow.

    Love the lighting in this photo…makes it so very dramatic.

    My post for today: Fact or Fiction…you decide.

    Thanks for the visit Wednesday…your comments are always treasured!

  11. So that’s what it looks like! I’m glad to say I have never been there. :))

  12. What a breathtaking shot. Just awesome photography.

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