17 Spires

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedSeptember 15, 2012
TakenAugust 17, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/200 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length36 mm
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The ultra-modern architecture of the USAF Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs.
The structure is a tubular steel frame of 100 identical tetrahedrons, each 75 feet (23 m) long, weighing five tons, and enclosed with clear aluminum panels.

33 responses

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    What an amazing structure!!!!!!!!!! great shot

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    That is a most unusual structure...I don't think I have ever seen a chapel like this before. ...Well seen and captured.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Sep 2012):

    fantastic building!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    Extraordinary impression of lightness emanating seems origami.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    A beautiful work of architecture.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (15 Sep 2012):

    After watching the Blue Angels fly over campus, the architecture reminds me of a stack of jets taking off. Beautiful capture.

  • Geoff Plant

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  • Edith O'Dell

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  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    Another grand view of the Chapel. I find it wonderfully interesting that the outside can present such a stark and sharp image and inside a much warmer, comforting enviroment. Bravo on the entire series!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    One of the prettiest images of this chapel I've ever seen. When I was there in 1960 for the Boy Scout Jamboree, we worshipped there on Sunday. During the years I was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs ('71-'73), the chapel roof leaked and leaked! I presume it is now fixed. We MUST have a meet-up in CSC/Denver.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    What a fantastic building the chapel is! So unique. A wonderful capture, Don.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    what amazing architecture!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Sep 2012):


  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (16 Sep 2012):

    Wonderful POV!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    Wow! A magnificent structure!!

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    Beautiful structure as 17 rockets pointed to the sky !!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    Fabulous capture of this outstanding piece of architecture. Very well captured, Don!!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    Wonderful capture

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    Wow fantastic place. I would to see how it looks like inside. Thanks for sharing

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (16 Sep 2012):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    Wow, it is a beautiful structure!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    I love the "sharpness" of this photo. :-) Very nice!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    What an unusual building. I was in Colorado Springs but missed this one. Darn!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    Amazing art and architecture!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    Just beautiful!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (20 Sep 2012):

    Fabulous shot

  • Christopher murray

    Christopher murray said (21 Sep 2012):

    Nice! I wonder what the inside looks like?

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (23 Sep 2012):


  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    hea foto-tabatud väga hästi

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    That is one wild-looking building!


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (27 Sep 2012):

    interesting sculpture

  • Dennis Watts

    Dennis Watts gave props (8 Oct 2012):

    fantastic lines

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