Castle Williams on Governor’s Island

At the Northwest corner of Governor’s Island sits Castle Williams. It was a fort and is a landmark in NY Harbor. It was set up as a prison in the early 1900s, filled with various cells. The courtyard feels like a prison, with cannons on the tops of the walls.

Cannon on the roof.

Cannon on the roof.

Different heights.

Different heights.

The main entrance.

The main entrance.

Walking through the entrance.

Walking through the entrance.

Inside the courtyard.

Inside the courtyard.

More of the courtyard.

More of the courtyard.

Prison cell.

Prison cell.

Inside a cell.

Inside a cell.

The stairs inside.

The stairs inside.

Through the prison gates.

Through the prison gates.

The whole cell/barracks.

The whole cell/barracks.

Benches inside the cell.

Benches inside the cell.

Outer staircase.

Outer staircase.

Next week: Elizabeth St Garden.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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