New Google streetview for Philadelphia. Here’s the Eastern State Penitentiary

Google released Streetview for 6 new cities a few days ago including Philadelphia. I’ve navigated to the Eastern State Penitentiary and you can see it in this link.

Incredibly the one street they didn’t drive is right in front of the penitentiary so you have to see it from the corner! So no front-on shots for people going to Halloween…



Halloween and Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind the Walls

It’s that time of year again. Eastern State Penitentiary (which I’ve blogged about below) is holding its annual Halloween festivities.

Known as “Terror Behind the Walls” this is one of Philadelphia’s hottest tickets for the month of October (fright nights run throughout the whole month!).

For more information, go to the Penitentiary website here.

(The Foucault connection: he discusses the penitentiary in Discipline & Punish.)