Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis

This building in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota drew my attention already last Sunday when I had the first look at it from my hotel window. It is the Hennepin Center for the Arts and was built in 1888 as a Masonic Temple. The building is an exemplary representative of the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture and is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

It wasn’t before early Tuesday morning that the sun had mercy with me and revealed the details of its facade. As so often in these “modern” hotels you can’t open the windows and the glass is tinted. Not a good starting point but I tried it anyway. I finally settled with an exposure compensation of -3EV and went strictly for the highlights. Every detail in the shadows is swallowed but the eye is nailed to the subject, which is of course the sunlit facade of the Masonic Temple.