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Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 March 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Another edition of "What's old is new again." (Tag:woina)

This photo was reprocessed without too much grunginess from HDR processing as originally posted HERE back in 2009.

The Chicago Cultural Center, originally the main branch of the Chicago Public Library (1893), which was built on land donated by the Grand Army of the Republic, maintains a memorial hall to the Grand Army inside the building.
The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the American Civil War. The GAR was among the first organized interest groups in American politics. It was succeeded by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW).
The rotunda just outside the memorial hall features 30-foot walls of Knoxville pink marble, mosaic floor, and a fine, colorful stained-glass dome in an intricate Renaissance floral pattern by the firm of Healy and Millet.

Photo captured July 24, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/13 second F/3.5 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Spotlight Images

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous space in those lovely golden tones. Your HDR work has been progressing at light speed. This is dramatically better than the prior version.

14 Mar 2014 5:29am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful processing . Very beautiful!

14 Mar 2014 7:59am

claudie from le havre, France

Very beautiful Hall Steven !!!!!!!!!!!

14 Mar 2014 8:06am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

14 Mar 2014 8:23am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You caught the rich heritage well here . . an image with feeling.

14 Mar 2014 10:19am

don from United States

An impressive interior shot. The even lighting let's us see the room's details very well.

14 Mar 2014 3:20pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A fabulous Hall with splendid details ... Superb image and excellent reprocessing !!! The colors and light are wonderful ...

14 Mar 2014 3:51pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Magnifiques détails et belle lumière.

14 Mar 2014 4:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love this version - such warm light and beautiful details.

14 Mar 2014 5:08pm

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

Beautiful rework, Steven!

14 Mar 2014 6:10pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The visual conformed by these colors is stunning. A fine processing work.

14 Mar 2014 6:15pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful shot.

14 Mar 2014 8:45pm

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Love the details.

14 Mar 2014 8:56pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Warm and elegant ... great details!

14 Mar 2014 11:41pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

More evidence that Chicagoland is an extraordinary place.

15 Mar 2014 3:45am

L'angevine from Angers, France

belle lumière

15 Mar 2014 11:09am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The lighting is wonderful!

15 Mar 2014 3:25pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Rich tone and detail.

15 Mar 2014 6:08pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Such lovely tones, and the light is lovely, great shot

16 Mar 2014 7:31am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful tones! Nice shot!

16 Mar 2014 12:36pm

American Ferret from Eastern, United States

Wonderful HDR.

16 Mar 2014 7:30pm