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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #21
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Nice pictures.

Monument Circle is such a great centerpiece for a city. I love the Indiana War Memorial, I believe it was modeled after the Mausoleum of Hallicarnassus, I remember it from Civilization IV. Downtown Indianapolis has much better bones than it ever gets credit for.
I agree. I think most Midwestern cities are VERY under-rated! I LOVED Indy! I really liked the momumental feel of its downtown! It felt like a city deserving of the title "Capital of Indiana".
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Old August 8th, 2012, 02:19 AM   #22
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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #23
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Great looking city, very classical. Reminds me of Melbourne in some ways, the mix of grand old architecture with modern highrises, parks etc. Melbourne has a war memorial modelled on the Mausoleum of Hallicarnassus and the courthouse/post office of Indy with its giant order columns has a likeness to Melbourne's parliament house including the fancy lamp-posts. I also had a look at the strret layout of Indy online and it's in the classical grid form like many cities designed and built in the 19th century, again also like Melbourne. Anyway, don't usually like to compare because naturally every city has its own character, but couldn't help but notice the similarities between these two cities. The mid-west and indeed the whole of North America seems to be rich with many interesting urban centres to explore. Would be great to do a road trip through there one day and see these fine cities, along with the rural areas.

I wonder what allegorical meaning this lovely fountain is trying to convey?

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Old August 9th, 2012, 02:16 AM   #24
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Thanks bud! Ya, I'm not sure to be honest. I'll have to look it up.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 03:30 AM   #25
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Old August 9th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #26
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Beautiful city. Thanks for the pictures, Chad!!!

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I wonder what allegorical meaning this lovely fountain is trying to convey?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depew_Memorial_Fountain

The fountain was erected in the memory of Richard J. Depew, a doctor.
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People often think there is nothing of interest in the midwest. That great architecture is only to be found in the big cities on the east and west coast! I reject that concept. Beauty can be found in every town and city across this country. You just have to look for it!



















































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The fountain was erected in the memory of Richard J. Depew, a doctor.
Thanks for that.
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That's awesome and very nice updates from Indianapolis, Chad
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I agree. I think most Midwestern cities are VERY under-rated! I LOVED Indy! I really liked the momumental feel of its downtown! It felt like a city deserving of the title "Capital of Indiana".
Indy, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee are clearly underrated. They have some nice older structures
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Indy, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee are clearly underrated. They have some nice older structures
I go to Cincy pretty often and I do agree! I LOVE al the cool Italianates Cincy has!
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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #38
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I go to Cincy pretty often and I do agree! I LOVE al the cool Italianates Cincy has!
I don't know what Italianates refers to, but I do know that many people from Ohio generally, and, in particular, from Cincinnati and Columbus (oddly enough given the name) are very prejudiced against Italians.
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I don't know what Italianates refers to, but I do know that many people from Ohio generally, and, in particular, from Cincinnati and Columbus (oddly enough given the name) are very prejudiced against Italians.
It's an architectual style that is very common in Ohio and the midwest. And honestly, I've never meet anyone who specifically disliked Italians. But that's just me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italianate_architecture
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