Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Above It All

A visitor grabs a bit of quiet time in the air conditioned Artsgarden, located above the intersection of Washington and Illinois Streets in downtown Indianapolis. He is facing east watching the west-bound traffic on Washington Street. Completed in 1995, the Artsgarden connects the Conrad hotel and Embassy Suites to the Circle Centre Mall and serves as both a performance and exhibition area throughout the year. There is also a kiosk where visitors may obtain information about various local events, as well as purchase tickets.

As seen in the above photo, the Artsgarden is a pleasant place to pass time, meet friends, perhaps have a bite to eat. In warm weather it provides respite from the heat and in winter one can watch the snow fly all around without being in it.

The exterior shown above shows the Artsgarden as seen looking west 
from Washington Street.


Julie said...

Somehow this comes across as quite plaintive. Maybe it is the curvature of that wrist, together with the view through the glass. I like the feeling this evokes.

dive said...

What a marvellous space, Speedway. A park, art gallery and performance space right in the middle of the urban mayhem. A haven of peace and art. Every city should have one of these.