A storm front went through the Indianapolis area Sunday,
bringing heavy rain and severe wind gusts.
This photo was taken around 4 p.m. from a reception room window
overlooking Monument Circle on the second floor of the Circle Theatre.
The giant candy cane and toy soldier in the background
are a part of the holiday decor on the Circle.
The rainy scene reminded me of the city scapes by American Expressionist
painter, Childe Hassam (1859-1935). The scene shown above,
Rainy Day on Fifth Avenue, was painted in 1893 and is among the
most familiar of Hassam's paintings portraying daily life
in New York City.
There were two concerts Sunday afternoon. The first was another performance
by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra of the Ravel and Debussy works
scheduled for the weekend, while the New World Youth Orchestra,
made up from talented middle and high school musicians
played a late afternoon concert. Among the pieces they performed
was the Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra
by Robert Schumann. The pianist for the occasion was
Jeeyoon Kim, a native of Korea who, in addition to her concert
and recital appearances, lives in Indianapolis where she
teaches keyboard at Butler University.