Peeling paint always catches my eye. We were running errands in Asheville this morning and I caught a glimpse of peeling institutional yellow paint so we made a detour. There’s something interesting about abandoned buildings, but this old closed prison was creepy. It’s even creepier in the photo – I borrowed Bob’s wide angle zoom for this so I could get the whole building and it almost appears to be stretching out its arms to gather victims into its maw.
But, not to worry: they’ve built a newer, bigger one to replace it.
“Zoos are full, prisons are overflowing… oh my, how the world still dearly loves a cage.”
– Maude, from the movie Harold and Maude, 1971