Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One in every crew...

Now isn't this a road construction stereotype? Three guys working and the one on the left keeps a vigilant watch. Taken on Maryland Street a few days ago.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Indianapolis Infrastructure - Transmission Towers

On the far South side near Madison and Edgewood Avenues.

Indianapolis Architecture - Chase Tower

This 48 story, 830 foot (to the top of the transmission mast) was completed in 1990 and is currently the tallest building in both Indianapolis and the entire state of Indiana. Up until its purchase a few years ago, it was known as the Bank One Tower.

South end of the Chase Tower on a foggy, drizzley day.
East end from Ohio Street

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Night at the International Bazaar

The International Bazaar is an Indian market place on the Northwest side of town right next door to the Lafayette Square Mall. It consists of a supermarket, a boutique, a vegetarian restaurant, a non-vegetarian restaurant, and an India fast food restaurant.

Entrance to the bazaar, right next to India Palace.

I'm glad they're renovating the entrance; with the long, dark, narrow hallway that used to be there, I always felt like I would be asked to check a weapon, pay a bookie, or something.

The layout of the place:

Fresh vegtables and spices, Indian Food is all about veggies and spices.

Authentic Grains and Rice.

Indian Deserts

CD, DVD sale!

Oldschool crank type phonograph....In very good condition.

This doodle on this Hindi magazine was sitting close to the front counter. I think the horseshoe makes Obama look Baadasssss!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Exploring the Magnificent Mile - Part 2

Part 2, Across the railroad bridge.

This building by far, has the coolest murals in the area.

From the back of the building.

The murals of this building...

Back of the building.
Lots of interesting things on the ground.

Painted Tracks
Broken Gutter
End of the line.
Look East and you see this.
The building next door.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Exploring the Magnificent Mile - Part 1

In a previous post a few weeks ago, I featured the South Garfield/South Village neighborhood, which featured a mural stating "The Magnificent Mile Starts Here". I decided to visit these murals of this Magnificent Mile surrounding Madison Ave. I initially noticed them while shooting the neighborhood, but wanted to come back on a nicer day. After some exploration, and possibly some trespassing, I found some really interesting artwork in the form of many more murals.

I started here, looking East on Terrace.

Looking North on the tracks toward the Indianapolis Skyline.

Looking to the South on the tracks.

The harshest Juxtaposition I've seen in a while...

While taking the last shot, this squirrel approached me, and I swear when I aimed my camera at him/her it began to do these poses before running off to chase after another squirrel.

Anyone whom frequents Madison Ave, would easily recognize this.

Severe erosion creates a viscous hazard near high speed traffic.

One of the few pedestrian overpass crosswalks in the city, and an interesting one it is.

Access to the crosswalk from Madison Ave.

Inside the crosswalk.

Looking North.

Looking South.

On the East side of the crosswalk.

Getting a little too nosey.

Looking west across a nearby railroad bridge.

Looking at LOS and an impressive mural (to be featured in part 2) from the neighborhood.

Indianapolis' Southern skyline from the nearby railroad bridge.

This bridge has been adapted into quite the canvas.

Looking down at Madison Ave.