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Queen of Heaven Mausoleum

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 October 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, located in Hillside, Illinois at the intersection of Roosevelt and Wolf Roads.

Owned by the Archdiocese of Chicago, the mausoleum contains 30,000 crypts and 64 columbarium niches for urns containing ashes of the dead.

Photo captured September 20, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 30 mm

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fantastic looking picture Steve, nice and bright with well defined detail. I'm wondering what the American description of a crypt is? Over here it is a full chapel below ground level (so I guess this church doesn't have 30000 of them.)

2 Oct 2012 9:32am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Extraordinary place and love the radiant glow from these textures

2 Oct 2012 11:50am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow, that is a fancy one ... and huge. You captured it beautifully and your processing is wonderful.

2 Oct 2012 4:39pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The image presents a most enjoyable combination of light, colors, and architectural beauty. Gorgeous photograph. It reminded me at first glimpse of the Rockefeller Chapel at The University of Chicago.

2 Oct 2012 4:44pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

The colors and light are absolutely outstanding ... Beautiful shot and excellent processing !!!

2 Oct 2012 5:18pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique cette architecture se détachant sur ce ciel bleu merveilleux.
Belle composition.

2 Oct 2012 5:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love how you framed this shot. What a beautiful piece of architecture against that lovely sky.

2 Oct 2012 6:08pm

Florence from Paris, France

Truly a palace. Almost an oriental style. great rendering on colors and details. That's really beautiful dear.

2 Oct 2012 6:38pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Its so beautiful reminding me of Elizabeth Taylors funeral, her mausoleum, and can one
imagine being on the opposite side of the magnificent stained glass, must be heavenly on
the inside view, magic, beautiful photo, and lovely cloud striations like garlands.

2 Oct 2012 6:55pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very handsome and impressive building ... the contrails look like the spikes of a crown !!!

2 Oct 2012 7:46pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland


2 Oct 2012 8:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A regal looking building in your gorgeous capture. Very impressive work.

2 Oct 2012 8:19pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An impeccable shot, filled with great natural light and detail. I love the architecture.

2 Oct 2012 8:32pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

so so beautiful colors & lights!!!

2 Oct 2012 10:13pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very well taken, love the detail

2 Oct 2012 10:23pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Fantastic colors and clarity, excellent work.

2 Oct 2012 10:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous processing!!

2 Oct 2012 10:34pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It is a beautiful building, and you captured it very well.

2 Oct 2012 11:11pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful architecture and detailed textures; that is amazing information; fantastic photo!

2 Oct 2012 11:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful architecture. I love the colors and how crisp and clear the picture is.

3 Oct 2012 12:46am

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Beautiful shot. I grew up near there (Brookfield) and have a sister in Hillside and my mother is in Lombard.

3 Oct 2012 1:17am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Gorgeous view. One your most beautiful captures!

3 Oct 2012 4:30am

Yonatan from New York, United States

Nicely framed and processed.

4 Oct 2012 12:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love this shot and processing.. superb

4 Oct 2012 8:15am