And so we set off for the old DB, the disciplinary barracks. (AKA Army Prison)
Here's the edge of the old DB.
The current DB has an iron forage program for prisoners, the result of which is a lot of really beautiful iron work around the fort.
The prisoners made these tables and chairs.
Old guard tower.
We're inside now, and have been for a few pictures now, and this was one of the work buildings.
The old wall. Where that large parking lot is now, was the Castle. There was a really great photographic representation of it, which I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of. The Castle was the prison part of the prison and was a huge multisided, well, let's see if I can find a picture of it. Okay, this page has a drawing of what it was modeled on. It was very large, that castle.
11/22 Update! Heather went back and took photos of the cool picture.
Here is regular:
Here is panoramic:
More prison buildings. All of these building have ghosts in them.
Wall with chimney.
After exiting the old DB Patrick and E. went home to get the car and Heather, L and I headed toward the prisoner's cemetery. As you can see, it was a very pretty walk. Patrick caught up with us before we got there, though.
Here is an upside down picture of a gravestone. This cemetery was established in 1884 for prisoners who died or were executed and who had no next of kin, or their next of kin refused the remains.
E running through the graveyard.
Not surprising why I took this picture.
He was a prince of thieves maybe?
In the back of the cemetery are the German prisoners of war who were executed during WWII. You can explore more on that topic here.
I took pictures of the graves because I wanted to hear Matt say the names in German. I was rewarded.
I enjoy a good child with gravestone picture. It's the whole cycle, right there.
Another famous name.
The sign outside the cemetery.
We went driving to see the new DB. Here's a sign for the farm they used to have.
Over that bluff is the new DB. I wasn't supposed to take pictures, so this is as close as I got. Here is a link to a picture. Scroll down.
Back at the house, we enjoyed the pool.
I enjoyed the blue ceiling of the back porch.
I can't get over the blonde curls.