DayLight Savings Time
At the beginning of the summer Indiana changed to Daylight Savings time for the first time. I am not sure about the whole state, because I heard some places didn't change, but that could be a rumor. My whole life we were always 1 hour behind Chicago but now we are the same time, Eastern Standard Time. At first everyone hated it, I never really saw the big deal, it is just one hour. So i guess people are use to it now and aren't complaining of missing their extra hour of sleep!
Beautiful Architecture in Unexpected Places
Jill and I are still smiling about some of the architecture that we saw in Columbus, Indiana. We we walking around with our mouths hanging open in disbelief when we saw a very modern structure with a flag pole in front of i at 543 Second Street.
We could not figure it out, and we didn't want to walk that far if it was not significant. So, we ask a local woman who laughed and said, "Why, that the county jail!" Oh, my gosh! It's called the Bartholomew County Jail, and it was built in 1990. The woman told us that the county has outgrown it and is contemplating ways to enlarge it without hurting the unique design.
Other interesting designs are the SBC Switching Station/1978 at Seventh & Franklin Streets that won an AIA Honor Award; Fire Station No. 1/1941, Renovation addition/1990 located at Eleventh & Washington Streets; and Second Street Bridge/1999. This bridge is awesome! It greeted us as we entered this remarkable city.f*
Great Pizza and Sandwich's
Bazbeaux Pizza is located on Indy's hip Massachusettes Avenue, and serves all types. This location is one of three in the Indianapolis area (the other two are located in Broad Ripple and Carmel). The original location was founded in 1986 in the Broad Ripple district and downtown finally got their shot just three years later.
In 1989 Bazbeaux ventured downtown to help establish the district now known as the Indianapolis downtown arts district. Massachusetts Avenue is now home to many unique and interesting retail shops, restaurants and music venues. The downtown location serves a quick lunch by the slice weekdays to many appreciative downtown workers and residents. They can choose to dine in our lovely sidewalk café, wine cellar or beautifully renovated dining rooms.
In 2006, Bazbeaux was awarded its 20th consecutive Best Pizza in Indianapolis by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, and has won the same or similar award from Nuvo News and Indianapolis Woman.
Personally, I enjoy the sandwich's specifically the mufalletta. They are served fresh and are quite filling. The Muffaletta is a hot or cold sandwich served on a french roll. Ham, genoa salami, pepperoni, provalone, brown mustard and olives make the meal. Though this is my favorite meal, the pizza here is also top notch. There is no doubt that Bazbeaux Pizza is the best pizza in the city and they offer styles that other joints do not. Try it, and keep trying it.
Statues Scattered Throughout University Park
Once again, click on the photo
Before leaving the University Park (University Square), make sure that you see all the statues scattered throughout.
My photographs only show two. Not shown in the picture would be the Benjamin Harrison Statue 1908 located eastward along New York Street. This statue honors Indiana's & Indianapolis' only Presidet, Benjamin Harrison The statue is bronze and the remaining portions of the statue are limestone.
In the photo on the left is the statue called Seated Lincoln Statue 1934 located at the southeast corner of the park. It is made of bronze and depicts Lincoln slumping in a chair with his right hand raised in a gesture of peace. He sits on his shawl that is draped over the chair. The artist, Henry Hering made the statue seem real by adding Lincoln's watch chain, gloves, and stovepipe hat.
There's another state that depics Schuyler Colfax 1887 and is located a short stroll north on Pennsylvania Street from Lincoln statue. He was vice President under President Grant . This was the 1st statue in the park. This structure is 20 feet high and is made of granite.
My photograph on the right is a small sculpture of Pan that is located directly east and west of the fountain. This and the Wood Nymph Statue are replicas because the originals were stolen years ago. Both once were drinking fountains.
I wish we had seen all of these with more sunshine.
State House Grounds - Hendricks Statue
A very interesting statue of Thomas A. Hendricks (1819-1885) stands to the southeast of the State House. He was the 16th governor of Indiana (1873-1877).
The plaque reads:
"Thomas Andrews Hendricks. Vice President of the United States with Democrat President Grover Cleveland, 1885. Born September 7, 1819, near Zanesville, Ohio. Died November 25, 1885, Indianapolis, Buried at Crown Hill Cemetery. Represented Shelby County: Indiana House of Representatives, 1848-49. Delegate, State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51. Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1851-55. Commissioner, U.S. General Land Office, Washington, D.C., 1855-59. United States Senator from Indiana, 1863-69. Governor of Indiana, 1873-77.
Hendricks won the popular vote as Vice Presidential candidate with Samuel J. Tilden, but lost contested Electoral votes awarded to Rutherford B. Hayes, 1876. Nephew of William Hendricks, Governor of Indiana, 1821-25. Moved to Shelby County Indiana, 1822. Graduated, Hanover College, 1841. Married Eliza C. Morgan, 1845. Lifelong opponent of Republican Oliver P. Morton, Indiana's Civil War Governor and Post-War Unites States Senator, whose statue stands on the east side of the Capitol. Sculpted by Richard H. Park. Erected in 1890, this statue faces toward Shelbyville."