I was downtown early on Saturday to volunteer for a triathlon.
I went to the zoo to find the volunteer tent.
Nuthin'. No one. People were jogging along the Canal and the
White River Promenade, but not a one wearing
a number. It was gray and humid, which matched my
mood when a zoo security guy told me I'd come on the
WRONG DAY! Argh! @*&$# and (sh)ucks!
Well, at least I wasn't late.
I'd planned to take pictures, so took them of the buildings and Canal,
rather than guys in Spandex pants with numbers drawn
on their upper arms.
All of the photos are of the NCAA Headquarters, located along the canal
in White River State Park. The size of the building alone
is proof positive that college athletics is very big business. The top
photo is of an entrance to one of the sections, while the public entrance,
to the Hall of Champions, is shown in the second photo.
That first section was designed by renowned architect, Michael Graves.
The second section, just recently opened, was designed by
a local firm, Ratio Architects. They also designed a neighboring
building, the Indiana State Museum, which is just on the
other side of the Canal.
The image below is of the Indiana State Museum, taken at about
7:30 in the morning, long before people show up en masse
to report for work, visit or, as in my case,
to volunteer for an event.
About 24 hours early.