Saturday, May 30, 2009

Urban Nature

When I was a child, I had a fascination with thistles(not sure if that's proper plural form). They are like many things in life; they have a certain grace to them that draws you to touch them, but you assume some liabilities in doing so...
Taken near Maryland and Alabama Streets...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Indianapolis Neighborhoods - Fountain Square South

A little south and to the east of Fountain Square in the Fountain Square South neighborhood. The neighborhood sits along Pleasant Run and has many features found in many older southside neighborhoods (street names imprinted on sidewalks, small pubs and businesses, and close access to the Pleasant Run Trail)







"I don't like you..." "Well I don't care much for you either..."








Innuendos may be derived here...But I'll take the high road...

I had a surge of patriotism??? Or was it something else??? Sorry, I just couldn't help it...



I went for a walk along the nearby tracks...


Saturday, May 23, 2009

On Oliver Avenue

And his hunger burns so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight in:


Taken on the bridge over the White River...

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Christian Park Vicinity

Here are some shots of Christian Park and its surrounding on yet another beautiful day...






Something is not right here...




On English Avenue


Sherman and English; someone once ran a red light, and plowed into yours truly at this very intersection a few years ago...Nobody was was hurt; the cars involved... well, that's a different story...


Back when English carried the route of US 52 (pre- I-465), which then merged into Southeastern Avenue (then US 421)...




The sky was gorgeous today!

Including these shot is a bit of a stretch considering that this is about a mile away from Christian Park, but I'm quite fond of this old viaduct bridge...

Thundermutt once referred to this place as the "ol' swimmin' hole"; a popular place for kids to cool off, but beware the CSOs...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Urban Nature

Yellow Finches off of 10th Street in Ransom Place....


Garfield Park Squirrels Aren't Shy; we shared a moment here...


Oriental Poppies in Cottage Home...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fun on Pogue's Run

Off of Dorman Street, near Cottage Home...Although CSO activity is probably pretty low on a day like this; this is still probably not advisable.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

On South Rural Street



This neighborhood is a classic Indianapolis urban neighborhood with many diverse characteristics similar to most neighborhoods around Indy...Well maintained homes, blighted homes, commercial space, and industrial sites are the composition of the fabric.














I know I feature many of these old underpasses on this blog, but they're so cool!




This is what awaits you on the other side of the underpass...


This is probably one of my favorite shots on this blog to date! The question, 'Did I do that?' always makes me feel like a kid again...



How can I show so many skyline shots on this site...Let me count the ways...

Approaching Washington Street...

Distracted driver...Don't hit me bro!!! This is the northwest corner of Washington and Rural.