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This continues my series of shots from 2009 that never quite made it up on flickr until now.


This old church on Chicago's north side has long sat empty. Over the years there have been several parties that have come forth and offered to save the building but for one reason or another the deals always fell apart. Earlier this year a deal was seemingly struck at the last minute to convert the main building into senior housing. But since the announcement progress has been slow moving and technically the archdiocese still owns the building and has a permit for its demolition.


Whatever the outcome it seems unlikely that this view will remain much longer.


The native resolution of this stitched image is about 12,000 x 10,000 pixels. In other words you could make a tack sharp print that would be about 40 in x 33 in.


Check out the larger view.


Or check out this huge version. Note this is still only about 20% of the full res file.


Here is a tighter shot taken a week earlier.


ISO 200 - f/8 - 6 sec. - 70 shots

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Taken on February 8, 2009