Friday, July 22, 2011

Too Hot To Trot

The temperature hit 100 degrees F. in Indy for the first time since 1988. Surprisingly, there seemed to be a lot of people out at lunch time, but there wasn't the usual bustle to get somewhere NOW! Like me, they seemed to stick to the shady bits as much as possible. I saw one poor worker climb out of a manhole, then head directly for the cool environs of his truck cab.

One happy crew seemed to be the window cleaners who were taking a people-watching break. They were washing the windows on the south side of the Chase Bank Building on what has turned out to be the hottest day of the year. I don't think it should be any surprise to see that none of the men seems to be over thirty.

The buildings shown below are, from left to right, the Sheraton Hotel, Christ Church Cathedral, the Columbia Club, and the former American Fletcher Bank building which is now Chase (the building behind it is the Chase Tower).

I particularly liked the decorations on the Columbia Club, especially a unique pair of frogs, both of which seem to share an appropriately pissy attitude.


dive said...

That's a great portrait of the window cleaners, Speedway. Those guys sure look like they appreciate the attentions of a woman with a camera.

And what a classic shot of the buildings! Even the clouds seem to have joined in your composition. The Cathedral looks lost beneath those steel and glass behemoths yet you've captured the scene in such a way that even the modern buildings look clean and elegant.

As for the pissy frog? Well breakfast wouldn't be the same without you making me laugh so thank you for that. Splendid!

Speedway said...

Christ Church Cathedral is an old Episcopal church, but it seems to provide a spiritual anchor to the angst that can exist in the surrounding buildings.

The guys were friendly. I don't know what they were looking at, but it was nice of them to give me a friendly smile.

Those frogs are a treat! When I looked at the Club's website, I was disappointed to find that their hotel rooms don't match the building, or the period interior that's been so carefully maintained over the years. I've got jokes for that, but the membership wouldn't appreciate any of them as my politics are so much different than theirs. :-b

dive said...

Hee hee.