View looking toward the rear of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois. This was my first time in Holy Name Cathedral after reading a Flickr member's post about how accommodating the Cathedral was to allow photographers in.
I almost created an episode myself when the center extension of my tripod came loose and almost fell on the floor as I was taking this shot. If you can imagine hearing metal hitting a terrazzo floor. Thankfully I caught it in time without making too much of a scene.
Above the entrance is the grand Flentrop Organ which commands a strong profile and "sings down the axis of the Nave." In 1989, the organ was replaced by a new four-manual, 117-rank instrument by Flentrop Orgelbouw of Zaandam, Holland, the largest instrument by this builder in the United States.
Photo captured October 13, 2010.
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