Spirit of the past by Gouzelka

This shot was made in Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, beautiful state of Pennsylvania
The place keeps a history of Al Capone – an American gangster, who acted in the 1920-1930-ies in Chicago. Under cover of the furniture business was engaged in bootlegging, gambling and pimping. An outstanding representative of the Organized Crime United States, originated there and existing under the influence of the Italian Mafia. Also known by his nickname Scarface.
Al Capone was arrested in Philadelphia in 1931 for possession of weapons and tax evasion (the second was presented later). After 9 months, he called this cell in the Eastern state labor camp their home. Head guards and prison have done to the exclusion Capone during his stay, allowing him to have in his cell paintings, tables and lamps, plush duvets, comfortable chair and an expensive radio. Capone liked to listen to waltzes after dinner.
In 1934 he was transferred to Alcatraz in this chamber. He was finally stopped a mob boss and was despised by inmates for being very quickly broke down, and even worked as a janitor. It was called “The Boss with a mop” In 1939, he was released due to the fact that the gangster is almost completely paralyzed due sifiisa. In 1947 he died.
Nikon D3x
Lens 24-70mm
Created from two pictures in photoshop, the ceiling is completed with the second photo .
Photomatix HDR / 5 shots


  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful magnificent capture

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenabout 5 years ago

    like this!

  • Xadrik
    Xadrikabout 5 years ago

    Very Cool.. Like the soft Edges contrast with the textures in the centre… Outstanding Work.

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfabout 5 years ago

    Koza, portret sama narisovala? :)))))))))))

  • He-he-he, beeee

    – Gouzelka

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 5 years ago

    Nu molodez, klassnaya rabota, osobenno portrait!

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image and treatment!

  • BigD
    BigDabout 5 years ago


  • RAPhotos
    RAPhotosabout 5 years ago

    Hey, Is that the ghost of Al Capone on the wall. Nice work…:)

  • Hi Rich, thanks, not many noticed about it…

    – Gouzelka

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfabout 5 years ago

    WE NOTICED!!!! :))))

  • I will be surprise, if you not..

    – Gouzelka

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 5 years ago

    Excellent capture…love the processing here…beautiful work Gouzelka!

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