Indianapolis 2012

I had a great time photographing some of the landmark and historic scenes in Indianapolis, Indiana! It is the 12th largest city in the United States, and it's a city filled with rich history. One thing I always do when I arrive and leave Indy is to visit Long's Bakery. Hands down...the best yeast donuts in the world. Krispy Kreme has nothing on Long's, but that's just my opinion! Historically, Indianapolis has centered itself around government and industry, particularly manufacturing. But downtown Indianapolis has been revitalized into a show piece in itself. Forbes ranked Indy as having one of the best downtowns in the U.S....citing more than 200 retail shops, over 30 hotels, over 200 restaurants, various art galleries, movie theaters, sports venues, museums and parks. Also, hosting the 2012 Super Bowl helped Indy strive to become more of a centerpiece to the World. I definitely had fun photographing the colorful murals and historic statues around Indy. You can also find all types of art all over Indianapolis. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Monument Square is really something to see. The "Landmark For Peace" sculpture in Dr. King Park with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy reaching out to each other is a very historic piece as well. Other Indianapolis highlights for me included the opportunity to go onto the field and photograph around Lucas Oil Stadium(always a Bears Fan, though), the Central Canal, Fire Engine 13, The Children's Museum(home of the "Transformers" exhibit), NCAA Hall Of Champions, American Legion Mall, The Government Center, the Mass Avenue historic district and the Indianapolis Zoo. There is a history lesson to be had while touring Indianapolis, Indiana. And I do look forward to my next visit.