St. Hyacinth Basilica

© Leslie McLain

St. Hyacinth Basilica

Lindley Johnson level-classic January 08, 2012

Beautiful, Leslie! Terrific composition, and the reflection is a bonus. #1435298

Michael S. Baker January 08, 2012

Beautiful shot, Leslie! #9909828

Michelle Alton January 09, 2012

This is a gorgeous cathedral image, Leslie. #9910270

Julianne Bradford January 09, 2012

You certainly show off this beautiful church at it's best advantage Leslie! Wonderful work. #9910483

Carol Flisak level-addict January 09, 2012

Gorgeous capture of this beautiful church, Leslie... excellent comp and details! #9910645

Christopher Budny level-deluxe January 09, 2012

I need another visit to Chicago, clearly! Great capture! #9910665

John Connolly January 09, 2012

This beautiful Basilica really exudes old world charm Leslie! this is one amazing indoor shot, you did a great job with this one! #9910808

Tammy Espino January 09, 2012

Beautiful church capture. I like all those flowers up front :) #9911118

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 09, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous capture, Leslie! Beautiful pov and details!! #9911392

Ann Lyssenko level-addict January 11, 2012

Wow! Thanks for the history. It helps to put people in the pews during a service. Your perspective makes me want to put my foot forward and walk into the scene. Ann #9914613

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic January 17, 2012

Stunning! #9925576

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 26, 2012

Congrats on a fab finalist, Leslie!! Very best luck!! #10003372

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 26, 2012

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist, Leslie!

Debby #10003450

Carol Flisak level-addict February 26, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round! #10003562

Carol Flisak level-addict February 26, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round! #10003563

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 26, 2012

Way to go Leslie!

Congrats on your awesome finalist!

jo ann c. #10003664

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 26, 2012

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Leslie! #10003755

Amy M. Wilson February 26, 2012

Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Leslie!! WTG #10003928

Terry Cervi level-classic February 26, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Leslie! #10004234

Tammy Espino February 26, 2012

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10004350

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe February 26, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist, Leslie! #10004873

Julianne Bradford February 26, 2012

Congratulations!!! Again Leslie! #10005050

Michael S. Baker February 26, 2012

Just a beautiful shot, Leslie! Congrats on being a finalist with this image! #10005145

Phyllis H. Burchett February 26, 2012

Gorgeous Leslie, congrats! #10005203

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe February 26, 2012

This is so beautiful Leslie. Congrats on your finalist award. Good luck. #10005241

Renee Doyle level-classic February 26, 2012

Beautiful!! Congratulations Leslie!! #10005326

February 27, 2012

Beautiful #10006755

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic February 27, 2012

Beautiful image and a wonderful explanation of it history and culture. #10007260

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 27, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Leslie! #10007494

Karen Celella level-deluxe February 27, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Leslie! #10007897

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 27, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist, Leslie. Beautiful colors. Good luck in the next round. #10008648

Stan Kwasniowski February 27, 2012

Leslie, congratulations #10009160

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 27, 2012

CONGRATZ & good luck, Leslie! WTG! #10009339

Rona L. Schwarz February 27, 2012

WOW! Another fantastic architectural church capture, Leslie! And another one I missed (due to my spotty participation in January!) But so glad the judges brought it to my attention. Exquisite detail, as always, and such clarity and terrific symmetry. Big Congrats on another outstanding Finalist! #10009536

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 27, 2012

Happy to be the first to congratulate you on an outstanding Gold Winner - WTG, Leslie! #10009826

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 27, 2012

Congratulations on your Gold Winning image, Leslie! #10009892

Patti Coblentz February 27, 2012

So talented! This is outstanding, Leslie...congratulations on your gold win!!! #10009959

Julianne Bradford February 27, 2012

Glad to see a gold added to this glowing capture Leslie! #10009983

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe February 28, 2012

Congrats on your gold win Leslie. #10010105

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 28, 2012

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Leslie!!! Yea! #10010359

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe February 28, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner, Leslie! #10010478

Inge Linden February 28, 2012

Congratulations!! #10010547

Karen Celella level-deluxe February 28, 2012

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Leslie! #10010682

Terry Cervi level-classic February 28, 2012

Congrats on your gorgeous winner, Leslie!! #10010700

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe February 28, 2012

Congratulations on your gold winner!!! #10010756

Christopher Budny level-deluxe February 28, 2012

The silver finalist badge just didn't "go" with this image---it requires gold! Congratulations! #10010845

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 28, 2012

So happy to see gold on this beautiful image, Leslie! Big congratulations! #10011140

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 28, 2012

I missed this one somehow but glad to see it now with the deserving Gold, Leslie. huge CONGRATZ!

UB. #10011145

Irene Colling level-deluxe February 28, 2012

Fantastic detail Leslie.

Congratulations on your gold award. #10011216

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 28, 2012

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your WINNER! 8o) #10011536

Carol Flisak level-addict February 28, 2012

Huge congrats on your gorgeous winner, Leslie! #10011626

Michael S. Baker February 28, 2012

Congratulations, Leslie, on your recognition for such a fine image! #10011748

Michael S. Baker February 28, 2012

Congratulations, Leslie, on your recognition for such a fine image! #10011753

Tammy Espino February 28, 2012

Congrats on your win!! :) #10011874

Michelle L. Frick February 28, 2012

Congratulations Leslie! What beautiful details you captured! #10012125

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 28, 2012

Huge congrats on your win, Leslie!

Debby #10012167

Rona L. Schwarz February 28, 2012

No surprise here, Leslie! Stunning detail - architectural photography at its very best! Super congratulations on a spectacular GOLD Winner, my friend! #10012273

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic February 28, 2012

Gorgeous image Leslie, and Congratulations on your Gold Win! #10012359

Jessica Jenney February 28, 2012

Congratulations, Leslie on your gorgeous winner! #10012428

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 28, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Leslie!

jo ann c. #10012493

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 28, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Leslie! WTG, indeed! #10012656

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 28, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful winner #10012697

Phyllis H. Burchett February 28, 2012

BIG congrats Leslie!!! #10012845

Renee Doyle level-classic February 28, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful winner Leslie! #10012970

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 01, 2012

Gorgeous, Leslie. Huge congrats on this winning GOLD. #10015673

David M. Montero March 01, 2012

Congratulations on this fantastic shot winning gold Leslie! #10016123

Stanley C. Sims September 17, 2012

Beautiful photo Leslie. Very well done. Congratulations on the gold. Love your gallery. #10326793

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Description

It is a prime example of the so-called "Polish Cathedral style" of churches in both its opulence and grand scale. Due to St. Hyacinth's impressive size and history as the center of the neighborhood of first arrival for countless Polish Americans, the Basilica is considered to be the center of Chicago's Polonia, or Polish community. The church was designed by the architectural firm of Worthmann and Steinbach who built many of the magnificent Polish Cathedrals in Chicago. The church structure—a red-brick edifice in the Classical Revival style has an ornate interior of Baroque influence.



Exif: F Number: 12.9, ExposureTime: 616884/100000 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 25.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on January 08, 2012

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