Cultural Details ~ Chicago Cultural Center

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Cultural Details ~ Chicago Cultural Center

Christopher Budny level-deluxe November 30, 2011

I *love* the Chicago Cultural Center building... what a (former) library! (My entry yesterday was a reworked shot from there.
I like your vantage point here, with the arches leading to that huge Tiffany dome, but showcasing the mosaic work instead. #1426821

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 30, 2011

Beautiful capture and details, Carol. I've been there many times and can always find a new angle to photograph in this wonderful building. #9839421

Carol Flisak level-addict November 30, 2011

Thanks, Christopher and Leslie, for your comments. I've not taken many done much architecture photography, but I had a great time at the meet-up... and I am inspired by both of your galleries. #9839503

Rony Sagy November 30, 2011

Wonderful capture and detail, Carol. #9839587

Mike Clime November 30, 2011

Terrific architectural capture and a great pov, Carol! #9839694

Carol Flisak level-addict November 30, 2011

Thanks, Rony and Mike. I appreciate your comments! #9840350

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 01, 2011

Super duper and gorgeous capture, Carol!!! #9841515

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I’m always attracted to details, and the Cultural Center is no disappointment. The south entrance architecture is Roman-inspired with Roman arches and much ornamentation. The white marble is Italian Carrara, from the same source as the marble used by Michelangelo for his sculpture. The dark green marble is Irish Connemara. The Cosmati work throughout the interior is a technique in which marble is inlaid with a variety of materials, including lustrous Favrile glass, colored stone, mother-of-pearl, gold leaf, and mosaic.
Thanks for looking!
(Details & Macro)

Exif: F Number: 20, ExposureTime: 30/1 seconds, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on November 30, 2011 Editor's Pick

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