Thursday, October 30, 2008

Indianapolis Neighborhoods - Pogue's Run

On Meridian Street just north of McCarty and about two blocks from the Lucas Oil Stadium is a neighborhood called Pogues Run. It's a small, charming, and surprisingly quiet (considering it's location) neighborhood; after eating at Shapiros, I decided to walk it.

Gill Saw Service

Your so cool! archway...I would walk through you, but I'm afraid you'll insert me under several hundred of pounds of rubble.

Classic truck in front of a classic house.

There were several classic trucks in this neighborhood.

Flux Capacitor has been re calibrated...
The same house in as picture #3, just as cool in color.

Classic Duplexes

More classic duplexes

The view of the LOS from the neighborhood on Merrill Street. This was as far as I got on the walk; I was greeted by a Lilly security guard. Apparently, Lilly doesn't like it when you film anything around their property.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Brisk walk down Illinois Street

It was a rather cool, dreary day today, but still decided to take a walk. I ended up walking down Illinois street heading south taking pictures along the way. The sky has seen better days, but there was still some activity on the streets.

Rink-Savoy Apartments

One America Building

The Block Building

Street scape between 5/3 Building and One America Building

Illinois and Vermont

Skyline between 5/3 Building and One America Building

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Changing of the Seasons

Every change of the season brings about a change in the way things look and feel around us. One aspect of living in Indianapolis (and the Midwest) is the experiencing of four distinct seasons. On one hand, we have unpredictable and sometimes hazardous weather, but on the other hand, every few months or so, we can interact with the world around us in many different ways. It is now autumn in Indianapolis, and things look markedly different than a few months ago.

The sun is much lower on the horizon, which accentuates shadows and colors making them extremely vivid. No other season seems to do this like autumn.

Of course the color of the leaves are changing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Indianapolis' Art Deco collection Pt. 1

Art Deco was an architectural movement that was popular from the mid 20's to the late 30's that extensively used geometric shapes, and is one of my favorite types of architecture. Indianapolis doesn't have a strong collection of these types buildings, and the ones we do have aren't as prominent as Art Deco buildings such as the Power and Light building in Kansas City, or the Chrysler building in New york City, but we do have a few charming specimens if you look for them.

Circle Tower (Built 1930)

AT&T Building (Built 1932*)

*The first seven floors were erected in 1932, additional floors were added through the 40's to the 60's

Chamber of Commerce Building (Built 1924)
Notice the very fine detail to the building exterior, and it's use of geometric shapes. This is not something that you frequently find in modern Indianapolis architecture.

This building posseses, in my opinion, some Art Nouveau features as well.

This is to be a multi-part post; in the next post, I will cover more Art Deco buildings including the former Coca Cola bottling plant and the Lockerbie Marketplace. In other subsequent posts, I would like to cover interior design.

Monday, October 13, 2008

A lone saxaphone in the distance on a Saturday night

With a little fussing with the camera settings, I was able visually document what it would be like if Tom Waits sang a song describing Indianapolis.

Looking East on Washington Street; steam emanating up from the street does it for me every time.

Looking West on Market to the statehouse

It was rather breezy that night, but a brief eerie still allowed me to take this.

And this.

Washington and Meridian

Multiple Choice, circle the correct answer:
What year was this picture taken 2008, 1998, 1988, or 1978?

Virginia Ave looking toward downtown

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Interesting people in Indy

I took the opportunity of great weather this weekend to take a walk. I began at the War Memorial Plaza and Ended at the White river, and took some pictures of people whom are engaging in a relationship with their city and some interesting surroundings that caught my eye:

Upon some research, it is the practice of Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance.

At one point everybody experiences that one moment where their innocence is lost forever.

If you havent noticed any of these around yet, than your spending too much time looking at the sidewalk.

It isn't the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but it will do.

Segway tours anyone?

My question to why do people in Indy really need SUVs was answered tody.

Actually took this the other day, but I thought it was cool.

He'll be back, and next time in greater numbers.