The Oriel Staircase at the Rookery Building

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    This is a shot that I've been trying to get for a long time. I have tried numerous times to get into the Rookery with no success. Read how you can get into the famous Rookery building in one of my first posts on my new website,

    You're In My Light (jerrysEYES), and 36 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Luke Hertzfeld 29 months ago | reply

      That is a brilliant shot Chris! The lines and light create an incredible sense of depth. I'm gonna have to check out this website of yours now. Sounds cool!

    2. Photography Designs by Janelle 29 months ago | reply

      Great photo. Looks like a seashell sort of symmetry. Love the way the lines carry you thru the photo. Love everything about the photo.

    3. Vernon Lee 29 months ago | reply

      Your persistence well paid off.

    4. Anusha Chandrakanthan 29 months ago | reply

      Its awesome! I love the symmetry and the details on the staircase..

    5. SportMom42 29 months ago | reply

      That is beautiful! Love the golden tones and the symmetry of it. Beautiful details in that handrail.

    6. Maria Aiello 29 months ago | reply

      Fabulous capture ... love your blog too! :)

    7. Jude Z 29 months ago | reply

      just beautiful!

    8. stevemolder 29 months ago | reply

      Impressive work. Love the perspective and toning.

    9. 12thSonOfLama 27 months ago | reply

      Pretty sure I saw this on the Stuck on Earth App - maybe in the Top 50 curated on the city of Chicago. Nicely done!

    10. Chris Smith/Out of Chicago 27 months ago | reply

      Probably. I was the one that curated the gallery and this was one of my shots that I included.

    11. Jason Gallant. 21 months ago | reply

      Wow. Wow. Wow.
      I love this shot. Absolutely amazing.

    12. Alan Amati 17 months ago | reply

      I took a similar shot at the Rookery one day while the security guard was yelling up to me that no photos were permitted. I have since worked through some commercial real estate agents I know but have been unable to get permission to photograph the Oriel staircase. What is your secret to getting access. Great shot.

    13. Chris Smith/Out of Chicago 17 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Alan. It's not a secret at all. Check out the photo description. :)

      And if you search through the blog, you'll find a lot more "secrets" about Chicago photography. Good luck!

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