Wednesday, April 28, 2010

11/365 Architecture in Indianapolis

Indianapolis has some beautiful architecture, even though we may not be known for it. This sight grabbed my attention as I was sitting at a stop light downtown.

As much as it's great to see "progress" and new construction, I hope the U.S. starts to retain more value on retaining old buildings. It's a shame that it's become cheaper and easier to tear something down and start from scratch. And it's not just churches like this that should be kept. Historic buildings retain character for an area.

It would be sad if all we started seeing were homogeneous boxes everywhere.

Camera: Canon 40D, 1/160s, f/7.1 at ISO 400 at about 8:00 p.m.


  1. Check out those gargoyles! Sure, sure, they ward off those evil spirits and funnel the rain. It's the details in the sculptures, though, that I find most interesting. The scary, funny exaggerations.

    I like their profiles against the light overcast. Almost gives movement to such a solid structure, stretching it's stone tendrils over us.

  2. I agree, gargoyles are definitely an interesting facet of historic architecture. Maybe they deserve a comeback?