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Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Rookery

209 South Lasalle Street. Built 1885-1888. The Rookery is another Chicago Landmark building, so called because the structure prior to this building, a temporary City Hall and water tank after the fire of 1871, was a favorite roost for pigeons. Frank Llyod Wright remodeled the lobby in 1905. This gorgeous photo of the staircase courtesy of Bob Horsch Gallery. See more classic Chicago photography, featuring over 300 professional Chicago photos in color and black and white at their website. (Thank you, Bob and Jeff!)

8 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore your photograph of this staircase. So beautiful. Kudos!
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  2. Oooops, I was faked out. Didn't read the commentary before I responded to seeing that amazing image. I thought I was seeing an amateur photographer's work, and now I see it was a pro's. None the less, thanks for sharing this great image. It is very special.
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  3. Another Chicago classic! We've seen Horsch's work at art fairs, and he does have some beautiful photographs.

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  4. yes, thanks for the comments, kim and r&r and again my thanks to Bob Horsch Gallery for sharing this awesome photo with us.

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  5. Gorgeous! And the way you framed it makes it look like a tunnel. Very nice optical illusion. Well done!

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  6. this is just breathtaking, I have always had a thing about spiral stairs, but the railings on this put it in its own league!

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