PresConf Recap: An Eclectic Tour of Indy

The National Trust conference always offers field sessions, many of which take attendees on a tour of the host city. My schedule did not permit such a tour, but I did spend an afternoon wandering around Indianapolis. Here are buildings that caught my eyes, all within walking distance of Union Station. Not being an Indy expert, please consult Historic Indianapolis or Indiana Landmarks if you have a question. I’m simply admiring the city.

Up close with the Soldier Sailors Monument in Columbus Circle.

Up close with the Soldier Sailors Monument in Monument Circle.

Looking up.

Looking up.

Looking up.

Looking up.

Union Station (the entire building did not fit in this photograph).

Union Station (the entire building did not fit in this photograph).

An entrance in Columbus Circle.

An entrance in Monument Circle.

The arts garden above the Washington Street and Illinois Street intersections provides great streetscape views.

The arts garden above the Washington Street and Illinois Street intersections provides great streetscape views.

Columbus Circle is actually curved; quite the impressive group of buildings.

Monument Circle is actually curved; quite the impressive group of buildings.

Nice afternoon reflections.

Nice afternoon reflections.

Near Union Station heading down Illinois Street.

An interesting pedestrian path on Washington Street; many different surfaces.

Silver in the City on Mass Ave.

Silver in the City on Mass Ave.

Indian Repertory Theater is incredible. You have to stop and stare.

Indian Repertory Theater is incredible. You have to stop and stare.

Indianapolis, you were such a pleasant surprise. I hope to return with time to explore and learn more.

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5 thoughts on “PresConf Recap: An Eclectic Tour of Indy

  1. I really wish I could have taken you with us on the PMoA Art Resource Trust trip a couple years ago. One of the individuals who played a big role in organizing it is a planner, so we learned some of the “insider information” – like that Indianapolis used part of its money from the Super Bowl toward developing its arts communities. Really interesting stuff.

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