Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

The cross marks the place where James Connolly was executed (tied to a chair) for his part in the Easter Rising.

In January 2007 I spent a week in Dublin, Ireland.  One of the places I visited was the prison turned museum, Kilmainham Gaol.  I usually try to arrive at places like this right when they open, so that I can avoid lines.  Since January is considered “low” tourist season this wouldn’t be a problem, but I arrived early nonetheless.

I was the first in and the gentleman who sold me my ticket asked if I would wait a bit before the tour began, to see if others would arrive.

None came.

I was treated to a personal tour of the jail and at the end, my guide allowed me the run of the place, and I had it ALL to myself.

For about an hour anyway.

I wandered around the massive building, peeking in cells, and taking pictures of quiet corners.

I heard that the walls sometimes talk, but on this day they were quiet.

The East Wing of the prison.


About Anne

I moved from Seattle, Washington to join a project in Santiago, Spain called Pilgrim House. The Pilgrim House is a place where pilgrims of the Camino can come and find community, conversation, and prayer.
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6 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  1. Richert Manjarres says:

    Beautiful picture… solitary indeed.

  2. ailsapm says:

    As there hasn’t been a new WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge yet, perhaps you’d like to join in the Weekly Travel Theme http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/ xxx Ailsa

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