Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sortie des poubelles...

Bins are taken out of Versailles prison, ready to be emptied. Actually, it's a 'maison d'arrêt' where defendants are held pending trial/sentencing. It also houses prisoners who have been sentenced to less than one year of prison.
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... devant la maison d'arrêt.

22 comments:

Elisa said...

Such an interesting post.
I learn something everyday!

Jacob said...

I wasn't expecting a prison! Ours are usually separate from the rest of the community and surrounded by barbed wire and other deterrents to escape.

Thanx for explaining military neighborhoods. They sound very much like military posts or bases. But in the States those are off-limits to civilians and well-guarded. Very interesting.

BaysideLife said...

As Jacob stated, it would be very unusual to see any kind of prison in a residential or commercial area here in the states. We tend to find out of the way places for our prisons.

Woody said...

Anybody hiding in that can?

Not all prisons in the US are 'remote'. Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia was located in a very populated part of the city. The facade was beautiful and went down fast from there. It's now used as a haunted house for Halloween. Quite fitting once you see the photos!

http://www.abandonedbutnotforgotten.com/holmesburg_prison.htm

Bob Crowe said...

Like our jails. They make a distinction in this country between jails and prisons. Not something you would find in the middle of an ordinary city block.

Randy said...

Bob is right, not something you would see in most citys. But is look alot better than ones that I have seen. Nice photo.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
So did a prisoner escape avec les poubelles?
;-D

Olivier said...

battu de vitesse, j'allais faire la même remarque que Mister Louis La Vache ;))

T. Becque said...

That so doesn't look like a prison, more like residences. As everyone has said, our prisons are no where near the city. You've got a good theme going on here with bits of red in your photos lately.

PS - Anytime you want to come to Tucson and visit, I will personally show you around the city :)

cieldequimper said...

As Bob says, this is more like an American jail rather than a prison, something that I rather clumsily tried to explain. Most prisons in this country are outside towns nowadays, with a few exceptions.

Cergie said...

Les poubelles cela rythme la vie d'une ville et des humains depuis peu. J'ai lu que la Terre ne produit pas de déchet car tout est recyclé.
Une poubelle devant la prison, c'est hautement philosophique et métaphorique.

VP said...

A prison in Versailles: it looks almost cool...

Malyss said...

Moment simple en bleu , blanc rouge. J'aime bien les coms US;ça montre une autre vision du monde. ici aussi la prison est en pleine ville avec des immeubles autour, on trouve ça (presque) normal..

Malyss said...

PS: et te connaissant, j'ai TRES bien compris à quoi tu pensais à propos de ma photo d'hier..:) coquine, va!

Cezar and Léia said...

I could pass by and didn't notice it was a prison.It's so different the kind of prison that we used to see in Brazil.Looks like a normal building in a peaceful neighborhood.
It's good, I mean mainly for people that live near there.
Have a great day,
hugs
Léia

brattcat said...

Truly fascinating post and comments.

Halcyon said...

I'd say this is more what we think of as a "jail" than a "prison".

It does look really nice though. Not that I've ever been to jail or prison, but I don't think they look as welcoming as this. :)

Buck said...

I would never know this was a jail. I need to get a photo of ours for comparison. I love your Versailles!

Small City Scenes said...

But I don't want to go to jail. MB

Gunn said...

Here we have our jail`s out in the country side.....
I could not guess that this was a jail....

Loree said...

That jail looks nice from the outside. I wonder what it's like inside.

Alain said...

un évader photo qui va valoir son pesant d'or en plus la photo est très réussit.