The chapel was inspired and commissioned by local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, who had been inspired in 1932 by the newly constructed Empire State Building to build such a church. After an attempt to do so in Europe, with the help of the noted architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, was aborted due to the outbreak of World War II, she decided to build the church in her native region.
Richard Hein was chosen as project architect, and the design was executed by architect August K. Strotz, both from the firm of Anshen & Allen. The chapel is built on Coconino National Forest land; the late Senator Barry Goldwater assisted Staude in obtaining a special-use permit. The construction supervisor was Fred Courkos, who built the chapel in 18 months at a cost of US$300,000. The chapel was completed in 1956. (From Wikipedia)
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holmertz (33489) 2013-12-09 8:00
This is a superb location fo a church and the bold architecture in this environment gives it a stunning appearance. This is a great view and the colors underscore the visionary ideas of those who created this.
jacquest (17531) 2013-12-09 8:09
This is a good presentation of this chapel of unusual architecture in an unusual place. The upward view adds perspective and the colors are well saturated.
PaulVDV (18692) 2013-12-09 8:58
An unusual setting for a modern building and for a chapel.
This is truly a very remarkable sight.
Perhaps the harsh environment calls stronger on contemplation ...
Best regards, Paul
lousat (67057) 2013-12-09 9:06
Hi Eleu,great choice of the place to builth this terrible architechture,good idea but i don't like this modern style,..ehehe...a very interesting pic made with very bright colors and fine details,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
dta (59121) 2013-12-09 9:17
Hello Eleus ,
This modern chapel is remarkably integrated in the wild scenery . Splendid contrasted colors .
rbassin (14435) 2013-12-09 10:25
C'est une très belle présentation, la chapelle est d'une architecture originale et bien intégrée dans cet ensemble de roche.
cornejo (24573) 2013-12-09 11:49
Hello Eleu very good photograph of this beautiful composition with the church embedded in the red mountain, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dale54 (5799) 2013-12-09 11:53
hello eleu..very interesting note..very interesting church too..the color of the rock against this blue sky really does it for me..have a great day! dale
Romano46 (14454) 2013-12-09 12:00
un soggetto straordinario sia per i colori che per la presenza dell'ardita architettura che però trovo un po' discutibile come inserimento in un simile luogo.
Bella la saturazione del colore che evidenzia il rosso della roccia a contrasto con l'azzurro del cielo e bello anche il punto di ripresa dal basso che ti ha permesso di realizzare una ottima composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
Fis2 (78762) 2013-12-09 12:04
a very interesting chapel.
Good POV and composition.
I like it.
Have a nice afternoon
photoray (7920) 2013-12-09 13:30
Interesting cross motif church within Nature's red sandstone temples, blending together creating architecture heavenly inspired.
rychem (15412) 2013-12-09 20:57
Amazing view of this modern chapel surrounded by wild rocks, very well seen, very well done
Silvio1953 (109249) 2013-12-10 6:20
Ciao Eleu, greatPOV on original chapel in a fantastic mountain, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (13475) 2013-12-10 21:53
Colorful shot of the chapel on the hilltop.Great clarity and sharpness in the composition.Very well done.TFS.
Cricri (95347) 2013-12-11 11:01
Incroyable construction de cette chapelle moderne dans ce décor rocheux aux couleurs éclatantes, bon POV, sublime lumière et couleurs
ChrisJ (92090) 2013-12-12 7:26
What a sublime location for a church! I would not normally condone building in such a beautiful & pristine area but the here the architecture is simple, elegant and unobtrusive, unlike the massive Fairmont Hotel at Lake Louise in Canada. Good sharpness and striking warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!
jemaflor (76568) 2013-12-16 7:48
Very interesting and original architecture for the church in the rocks, beautiful colors management, well presented.