Critique Ohio State Reformatory

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Justin, Glenn and I recently toured the Ohio State Reformatory. As one might expect, many of our images are very similar, so I will try to post images different than Glenn's.

#1 The exterior....the place is HUGE!!
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#2 ....with a grand entrance area....

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#3 The chapel
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#4
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#5 "The Chair"....in color
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#6 A cell.....
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#7 A cell.....there are 5 floors of cells with 2 rows on each floor.... MANY layers of peeling paint can be seen...
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#8 Cells facing windows
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#9 Same row as #6 - but looking from the other end
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#10 Warden's living quarters
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Nice set, Karen. I really like Nos. 5 and 9.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here in Ohio!
 

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An absolutely wonderful set!

Really nice juxtaposition in the last photo. What is the device in the room beyond the chair?
Thanks so much, Mike! That is an old radio from "back in the day".
a wonderful set of images. 9 really strikes my eye.
Thanks! I have several other similar images. 5 stories of LONG rows of very narrow cells - on both sides of the building = a LOT of cells! LOL!
Very nice...it was a productive photography visit!

Glenn
Thanks, Glenn. Nice to see you again!
Wow. Really like 5, 8 & 9. Are these yours a regular thing?
Thanks, Rick? I'm don't understand the question..... This is the first time I've shot something like this, if that is what you mean.
Nice set, Karen. I really like Nos. 5 and 9.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here in Ohio!
I enjoyed it a lot, but also found it very challenging - photographically and physically. You are constantly going up and down stairs. After 3.5 hours of this we drove to Columbus and visited the Statehouse that afternoon and again the next morning. MORE stairs. The next 2 days, my quads were expressing their displeasure! LOL!
 
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sorry Karen, I was wondering if the tours are a regular thing. t & Y are adjacent on this keyboard, hit the y when it should have been the t.
 

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sorry Karen, I was wondering if the tours are a regular thing. t & Y are adjacent on this keyboard, hit the y when it should have been the t.
No problem. The Reformatory offers 2 tours daily of about 1 to 1.5 hours for $20. I don't believe tripods are allowed on the public tours. We arranged for a private Photography pass which allowed us to enter 2 hours before the public and stay until closing. The Photography tour also included the public tour.
 
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It's $150 for one photographer plus $25 for each additional person. There were 3 of us, so it was $200. If there were 15 people, the cost would be $35 per person. The more people, the less cost per person. And, that includes the day pass once the venue is open to the general public.

Glenn
 

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That's a very reasonable cost in my mind. I wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of it if I was in the area.

Same here. What a unique venue.

It's $150 for one photographer plus $25 for each additional person. There were 3 of us, so it was $200. If there were 15 people, the cost would be $35 per person. The more people, the less cost per person. And, that includes the day pass once the venue is open to the general public.

Glenn
Yes, splitting it 3 ways makes a big difference. Hope Glenn didn't have us along to just reduce his expenses! LOL! :p
 

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