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Holy Name Cathedral (Rear)

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 February 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

From the Archives... Another photo I overlooked when I felt I was posting too many interior shots of Holy Name Cathedral all within a few days back in 2010. Thankfully, it was not deleted.

This is a view looking toward the rear of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois. From the Holy Name Cathedral website:

"This magnificent instrument, with its vocality of tone and soaring beauty of its French Oak cases, is one of the most significant organs in the United States. It was handmade for the Cathedral in the workshops of Flentrop Orgelbouw in Zaandam, Holland, and installed in 1989. Comprised of 5,558 pipes in 71 stops over 4 keyboards and pedal, it is easily the largest mechanical action organ in the Chicago area. Its true grandeur, however, does not come from its size or appearance but from its wide spectrum of available sounds, which gracefully lead musical liturgy and lift the hearts of all who hear it."

Photo captured October 13, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 5 seconds F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful... Stunning

23 Feb 2017 5:25am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

very nice, though I think I prefer the earlier shot of this cathedral (Feb 16) for its tone and detail. Perhaps the perspective is slightly better there as well, though I can't tell from swapping back and forth on the screen.

23 Feb 2017 6:09am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle luminosité et beauté. )

23 Feb 2017 6:58am

Claudine/canelle from FRance, France

C'est vraiment magnifique ..ta photo est très belle !!

23 Feb 2017 7:25am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

And another great capture.

23 Feb 2017 8:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful interior perspective shot

23 Feb 2017 8:36am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau !

23 Feb 2017 8:41am

yo from Ile de France, France

Une vue magnifique sur cet instrument prestigieux !

23 Feb 2017 8:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, really solemn atmosphere...

23 Feb 2017 9:58am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

So breautiful !! Superb composition and colors .

23 Feb 2017 10:51am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful detailing within these walls, and beautifully captured by your lens.

23 Feb 2017 12:55pm

jean pierre a from France

jolies lumière et couleurs!! amitiés

23 Feb 2017 1:22pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a magnificent interior . .

23 Feb 2017 1:45pm

Remus from Portugal

Again, a beautiful work.
Lovely warm light. Beautiful capture.

23 Feb 2017 3:20pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful view of the interiors. Amazing details. Great. :)

23 Feb 2017 3:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is majestic and magnificent

23 Feb 2017 3:36pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel intéeirur d'église et vue quel rendu et iamge sueprbe ensemble et quel plafond grandiose architecture.

23 Feb 2017 3:40pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

magnificent shot

23 Feb 2017 3:43pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Another fine picture of this spectacular interior. Very good shot.

23 Feb 2017 4:10pm

christen from LORRAINE, France

The organ si magnificent and it goes very well with the Cathedral.

23 Feb 2017 4:12pm

willy from Belgium

superbe vue à l'intérieur de la cathedrale

l'orgue est vraiment impressionnant Steven


23 Feb 2017 4:21pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Simply brilliant!

23 Feb 2017 5:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous interior view with the grand organ as the focal point. It's interesting that it's a pretty new instrument.

23 Feb 2017 5:35pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Superb ! good capture of this beautiful interior !

23 Feb 2017 8:04pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent shot!

23 Feb 2017 8:05pm

Anne from France


23 Feb 2017 8:42pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so beautiful.

23 Feb 2017 11:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

The organ is just magnificent. I can only imagine how beautiful it must sound. This cathedral is just gorgeous. So much beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail.

24 Feb 2017 12:39am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

colors popping out here in the beautiful church picture

24 Feb 2017 12:44am

Devi from Chennai, India

such beautiful details !! Terrific shot !!

24 Feb 2017 5:57am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


24 Feb 2017 8:34am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful church !! Wonderful compo and colors.

24 Feb 2017 8:37am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautiful colors and perspective.

24 Feb 2017 10:50am

Don from Spokane, United States

Another excdllent view the other direction. A great looking cathedral.

24 Feb 2017 4:05pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

This is a gorgeous rendering!

24 Feb 2017 6:20pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great detail.

24 Feb 2017 9:36pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Absolutely speechless!
I mean, wow!!

5 Mar 2017 9:51pm

ventiqueras from Italy

di grandissimo effetto scenico

8 Mar 2017 9:10pm