Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A New Angle

After swim practice Monday morning,
I went downtown for lunch. I decided to have 
a little pizza instead of my favorite turkey burger. 
The change meant little detour, 
away from my usual rat trail. I headed
into the southeast section of downtown Indy
where I walked along the short block
called Pearl Street. I looked up to see the restored
buildings along Washington Street, now full
of restaurants, art galleries, and a barber shop.
In the background, Victory pokes up 
from atop her perch on Monument Circle, while other 
buildings, all built within the past thirty years,
stand in stark blahness compared
to the older beauties in the foreground.
Bigger is definitely not better.

And my pizza? Meh. 
At least it had a nice thin, crispy crust
and plenty of cheese. I found another
 pizza place afterward on Pearl Street.
I'll have to try it next time.


William Kendall said...

Both shots are outstanding... the composition of the first particularly.

Speedway said...

Thanks, William. I kinda had to stalk the first shot. I spent a bit of time staring up at the fire escape, walking back and forth trying to find a good angle to show the shadows, etc. I bet the building's security cameras had a heyday following my path. I especially loved the red building in the second shot. In addition to the dimension of the brick, I think there are about three different colors used to create pattern.