Thursday, September 10, 2015

Indianapolis Stuff

Here's some more bits from Indianapolis...

This cauldron sits where the Pan American Games Torch Relay ended in August 1987.

Pan Am Cauldron with food trucks and St. John's behind it

The rest of the Pan Am Plaza

The convention center has some fun sculptures on the outside.

Turtle tourists?

A random lion

Across the street from the convention center is Victory Field, where the minor league team the Indians play.

Victory Field

In front of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is the Richard and Billie Lou Wood Fountain featuring deer.

Eiteljorg Museum

Running deer fountain

Statue of a Native American (sorry I didn't get the name)

Marriott building looking like a monolith

Wisdom Keepers is a sculpture by Bruce LaFountain (a Turtle Mountain Chippewa born in 1961).

Wisdom Keepers

Allan Houser's Morning Prayer from 1987 is in the back garden of the museum.

Morning Prayer

Water Whispers is a 2005 sculpture by Truman Lowe (a Ho-Chunk born in 1944).

Water Whispers

Near the convention center is Hudnut Commons, dedicated to the Honorable William H. Hudnut III, mayor from 1976 to 1992. They even have a casual statue of him.

View of Hudnut Commons from the convention center

The commons

Statue of Hudnut

A few blocks away is the state capitol and several civic buildings with the usual array of patriotic statues and decorations.

Government center

The state capitol

Golden eagle perched on one building

Too many trees to get a good shot

George Washington

Thomas Hendricks statue (he was the 16th governor and the USA's 21st vice president)

Just down the street is the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, even larger than the Washington and Hendricks monuments put together!

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Nearby is the Indiana Repertory Theatre with the world's fanciest crosswalk.

Indiana Repertory Theatre

The crosswalk claims its the Indianapolis Arts Garden

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