Doing geologic time

Doing geologic time

Grimacing
granite
gargoyle
prison walls
guarded
by
its chiseled
facade
brick and mortar
malingering
the hours
back
and
forth
repeated
patterns
footsteps of
men
sentenced
to transform
into the same
gray stone
gavel set
on justice
hitting home
the law

photo taken at the old historic prison in Deerlodge, Montana

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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6 Responses to Doing geologic time

  1. very interesting, i like this Tyler

  2. words4jp says:

    i love gargoyles – so scary but knowing their purpose makes them actually quite comforting:)

  3. Gallivanta says:

    A gargoyle and stone detail; was this a model prison for its time?

    • Good question. For your information, I have included a link to the Wikipedia page of the Deer Lodge Prison for you to read more about its history. It was built in 1871 and was in use until 1979.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana_State_Prison

      It sure seems that modern prisons today are not designed with this much artistry, but I’m not sure how it stacked up to other prisons during its time.

      Hope you are having a relaxing Mother’s Day weekend!

      Cheers,
      Tyler

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