This structure was initially constructed in 1929 as a Masonic temple, but it was never completed and it remained an eyesore to the skyline of Providence, RI for almost 80 years. It has since been restored as the Renaissance Providence Hotel.

Holga image using 20 year expired AGFA film. No digital manipulation.

© Paul Lavallee 2007


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  • Steve Cozart
    Steve Cozartover 5 years ago

    I seriously think this is my favorite Holga image of all time. Seriously.
    Terrific job!

  • Thank you Steve! If only I could get my hands on more of this film. It was AGFA Chrome RS 50 that expired in 1988. RS 100 is cool, but it’s not quite the same as RS 50.

    – Paul Lavallee

  • John Linton
    John Lintonover 5 years ago

    Paul, this is such a cool shot of a Providence gem that sat overlooked for years. Rock on and say hello to Nicole.

  • Thanks John! And I will say hi.

    – Paul Lavallee

  • jemimalovesbigted
    jemimalovesbigtedover 5 years ago


  • David Robinson
    David Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Great image! Good luck with your search for some more of the film … I want to see some more like this!!

  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago


  • myrtevoogt
    myrtevoogtover 5 years ago

    wow amazing image! very grand, somber coloring, love it

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