A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING
This is a set of prisoner weighing scales in Spike Island Prison, Cork, Ireland. Dating from the late 1800’s, they represent a shift in penal policy towards reform rather than punishment. Prisoners were weighed upon arrival and again when they were being discharged to ensure they hadn’t experienced excessive weight loss during their incarceration.
To play along:
XingfuMama posts every Friday morning.
*Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view.
*Add a tag “Pull up a seat”.
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14 thoughts on “PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #22”
You really NEVER know when a photo will come in handy!!
Good image with an interesting story.
Thank you Frank!!
Thank you! I was looking back through photos from a few years back and came across it…
What a story! You certainly have the knack of finding life’s oddities, and this one is your best yet, I reckon.
Thank you Mari! I was delighted when I came across it …. goes to show! – never delete anything!!!
You would have to be a fantastic swimmer to escape the prison and make it to Cobh. Did you guys had a great time on the Spike Island?
Very impressed! Much bigger than expected and very interesting…and lovely views of Cobh…. well worth a visit.
Huh!? Who knew?
There you go – you learn something new every day!!😅 😂