Saturday, November 5, 2011


Since 1977, the statue of Indiana Governor Thomas Hendricks has enjoyed this unlimited view into the rooms on the northwest side of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. In his lifetime, Hendricks not only served as the state's sixteenth governor, but was also a Representative in Congress and the twenty-first Vice President of the United States under Grover Cleveland. Even with all the experiences he had serving the people of his state and nation, it is a sure thing he's seen enough through those windows that could sear the bronze eyes out of a statue. Oh, wait a minute, I forgot ... he was a politician, after all.



dive said...

What a fantastic photo, Speedway. At first glance I imagined Mister Hendricks gazing west over the limitless plains and dreaming of manifest destiny until somebody built a massive wall in front of him to block the view.
But then you mentioned he was a politician so he'd probably much prefer the opportunity to peek into other people's private lives through all those windows.

The rampant greenery against the glass in the second photo makes for a lovely image.

Speedway said...

Thank you for your kind words, Dive. I for got to mention that the statue had been installed in 1890 and that it would have looked out from the Capitol Building towards a thriving downtown area full of merchants and their warehouse areas, etc.

Spent the day downtown as volunteer help for the Indy Monumental Marathon. Temps starting in the 30s, working their way to the 50s. Warm in the sun. Woo hoo!