20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Spiritual Vestige

I photographed an abandoned prison complex. The footprint of this facility was massive and I found the prison chapel. A room to the right of the entrance was in terrible structural shape. The floor was collapsed in parts but a window over a gaping hole in the floor featured a window that was luminous because of its closed curtain. The sunlight shining through the curtain looked ethereal and the embroidered crosses on the fabric was a nice contrast and focal point.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Cresson, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Copyright: © Cindy Vasko