Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Shiny Bright



While watching kids feed the ducks along Mill Creek on the south side of the Oregon Penitentiary on State St., the glint of the sun off the razor wire caught my eye. This used to be the Oregon Women's Correctional Center. The razor wire was added after Diane Downs, the subject of Ann Rule's book Small Sacrifices, escaped in 1989 while serving life +50. She was found 10 days later shacked up in an old house just up the street, less than a half-mile away.

6 comments:

USelaine said...

Wow. An attractive picture, but a disturbing story.

Kate said...

A VERY interesting photo. Unusual

Wayne said...

It's a cool shot Jill. The instant I saw it I thought 'penitentiary' but didn't actually think that's what it would be.

Saretta said...

That looks frighteningly sharp! Ouch!

Beverley said...

Excellent capture Jill and something different,I like very much the angle you took it from.

What a shocking and sad story behind it!

babooshka said...

You've made a thing of beauty from something so ugly. Not easy to do. Interesting fact behind why the wire needed too.