Friday, June 15, 2007

Any guess?

What was your first thought when you saw this?

Bet not what it actually is. Inspired by the Tudor style, this building was built between 1878 and 1884. It is the Prison of Saint Gilles. The prison has 600 cells. An underground tunnel links it to another Brussels prison, in Forest.

7 comments:

Beetle said...

is it still use as a Prison till now? then It is trully beautiful Prison!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I suppose all castles are prisons for someone who lives in them. If not the lords and ladies then the servants or gardeners. Or the wench who empties the pots.

I never dreamed prison.

Abraham Lincoln
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Fabrizio ikol22 said...

As usual Abraham centered the point. At first (before reading) I thought it could be that fairy tale castle where some pretty lady is sleeping waiting for me ;-)

jeremy said...

it looks like a fortified castle, at first look. but now I know it's a jail (600 cells !!) ... I have the same question than Beetle : is it still use as a prison ?

annulla said...

I, too, thought it was a castle. I never imagined a prison looking so nice.

Andreea said...

a castle indeed. you'd expect a prince and a princess :)
and yes the prison is very much in use. actually there are problems with it being too full...

Ann said...

Wow! I, like everyone else, thought "castle".
What a beautiful prison! Although, I'm sure the prisoners think it is the ugliest building in the world! :-)