Jumpin' Jack

Jumpin' Jack

Posted on 11/06/2006


Photo taken on October 29, 2006




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Hang in there buddy, we'll be right back...

Hang in there buddy, we'll be right back...
... maybe in a day or five...

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One of the darker sides of the castle - figuratively as well as literally. This "room" has no doors or windows. Nevertheless it's quite drafty, since there are large gaps between cave walls and castle roof. Still, almost no light gets in - so its very dark, cold, wet and generally quite unpleasant down there - even without shackles and such...

Not so obvious from the photo, but the cells floor is some three metres lower than the torture chamber above it, where I was standing at the time. Was probably accessed only with a ladder that was removed after the guards climbed out...

There is another prison cell beside the torture chamber. And I use the term cell quite liberally, since it's no larger than a meter square and maybe one and a half meter high. Rat hole might be a more suitable term...

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BTW, I apologize for general low quality and blurriness here. The place was completely dark and I had to flash it a few times to see what I was shooting at in the first place, then few more times to get it all in a frame. As light meter was useless, I just set the camera by feeling and hoped the flash would reach far corners...

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Note for MSH people: I decided to take the original Italian interpretations of "al fresco" here (see the discussion about this). This is both in jail and in (very) cold air.

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