This bookstore in Stillwater, Minnesota specializes in “providing discerning readers with hard-to-find scholarly and classic Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and related books…” The panotour you see here will be serving as a memorial of sorts to the bookstore housed in an old church. The owners are moving the business to a new location in the late… Continue reading Loome Theological Booksellers
Category: Historic Buildings
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza / Palm Court
The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel is a nice example of French Art-Deco architecture. Much of the decorative work was created in France several years before construction of the building and exhibited at the 1925 Exhibition of Decorative Art in Paris. The three panoramas included in this tour feature the Palm Court area which contain… Continue reading Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza / Palm Court
Cincinnati City Hall
Cincinnati City Hall, the government seat for the City of Cincinnati, is across 8th St. from St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, the spiritual seat for the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and that is across the street from the Plum Street Temple, one of the oldest synagogue buildings in the United States
2012 Business Courier Book of Lists – Virtual Tour of Cincinnati Landmarks
For the 2012 Cincinnati Business Courier Book of Lists cover photo, I needed to create a high resolution photograph from the Carew Tower Observation Deck. This was a close approximation of the viewpoint I used for an earlier “tower pano” that I produced for my website. A higher resolution image was needed to accommodate the… Continue reading 2012 Business Courier Book of Lists – Virtual Tour of Cincinnati Landmarks
Chicago, Pioneer Court, Marilyn Monroe
During a whirlwind 2 hours in downtown Chi-town, I managed to grab a couple of pano views including Pioneer Court and the much maligned and vandalized Marilyn Monroe statue.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
The Catholic faith came to New Mexico with the Franciscans in 1598. The city of Santa Fe was founded in 1610 and the original church was built in that same year. This church was built in 1886. Of special interest is the La Conquistadora Chapel which is largely made from the remains of the church… Continue reading The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Bellevue Hill Pavilion
This is the Bellevue Pavilion standing on the former site of the opulent Bellevue House at the apex of one of the many inclines that once surrounded downtown Cincinnati. The interesting Pavilion, designed by R. Carl Freund and built in 1955, was host to many outdoor dances that were popular in the 1950’s.
St. Mark’s Catholic Church
St. Mark’s Church in Cincinnati, Ohio was recently shut down and the community merged with a few other small parish communities at another location. It is currently being utilized by a group that hopes to be able to restore the church for use as a dedicated parish centered on the traditional latin liturgy. Click on… Continue reading St. Mark’s Catholic Church
First German Reformed Church
Here are several 360 panoramas from the long abandoned “Reformed Church.” Lots of texture and clutter here!
The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Virtual Tour
This beautiful Basilica in Milwaukee is worth a visit, meanwhile take a virtual tour to see it for yourself.
Cincinnati from the Carew Tower
I was recently inspired to produce a “tower pano” from the top of the Carew Tower in Cincinnati. The Carew Tower is the only skyscraper in Cincinnati that has an observation deck that is open to the public. The deck is actually on the top of the building with unobstructed views in all directions. Most… Continue reading Cincinnati from the Carew Tower
Union Terminal, Cincinnati
Union Terminal was originally built as a railroad terminal and opened in 1933. It now houses the Museum Center. The rotunda of this architecturally significant building features the largest half-dome in the western hemishere, 180 feet wide and 106 feet high. Be sure to visit the Little Planets page to see the interesting projections of… Continue reading Union Terminal, Cincinnati
I got a few panos while on a quick trip through Cleveland. Here is the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument and E 4th St area.
San Buenaventura Mission
San Buenaventura Mission was the last of the California Missions founded by Blessed Junipero Serra.
Memorial Hall, Cincinnati
Here are some panos that I shot over at the beautiful Memorial Hall in Cincinnati. Memorial hall was designed by the famed Cincinnati architecture firm Samuel Hannaford & Sons. Also be sure to check out the pano for the American Classical Music Hall of Fame which has it’s home in Memorial Hall.
Music Hall, Cincinnati
Here is a view from on stage in the Springer Auditorium at the Cincinnati Music Hall. I shot this image right after the final rehearsal for the evening performance by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra of “Latin Nights” featuring guest conductor Kristjan Jarvi, who is the brother of the orchestra’s Music Director, Paavo Jarvi. The music… Continue reading Music Hall, Cincinnati
Mission Santa Barbara, California
Also known as “The Queen of the Missions.” This was the 10th of 21 Franciscan missions that shaped much of the history of California. I have created 6 panos of this beautiful Mission see all of them here.
Holy Cross-Immaculata Church, Cincinnati
This pano taken to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for this church building. Set high up on Mt Adams, there is a dramatic view overlooking the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. See all 5 panos of HC-I Church here.
Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cincinnati
Slightly unusual viewpoint featured in this pano.
Metamora, Historic Canal Town
Here are some panos from the quaint south eastern Indiana town of Metamora. Also featured are some views of the Duck Creek Aquaduct, perhaps the only functioning aquaduct in the USA. The aquaduct carries the restored canal boat “Ben Franklin” with passengers over the Duck Creek. There are a lot of small shops and galleries… Continue reading Metamora, Historic Canal Town