All posts tagged architecture

  • At Your Leisure: At the Y
    December 11, 2015, 1 Comment

    As the ribbon is cut on the sparkling new YMCA in downtown Indianapolis, many youthful downtown residents are eagerly awaiting spacious new digs to serve their fitness needs. The “M” in said organization stands for Men, and prior to the ...

  • At Your Leisure: Your Guide to Downtown Shopping
    November 27, 2015, No comments

    Today has become fondly–or hostilely, as the case may be– known as “Black Friday.” Many will be heading to various shopping malls scattered across the metro area, fighting for a coveted parking spot. Before suburbia exploded ...

  • At Your Leisure: A Lost Hotel
    November 20, 2015, 2 Comments

    Sometimes it’s hard to see how a business doesn’t make it. When a location is in a high traffic area next to a major employer and is an attraction for visitors, a person might assume something like a hotel would […]

  • At Your Leisure: Forget the Opera. Bring on the Pasta!
    November 13, 2015, No comments

    As the days turn shorter, cravings for platefuls of comfort food on cold winter evenings increase. For many, this calls for some great Italian food, heavy on the carbs. One wonders why we don’t have any named ethnic enclaves like you mi ...

  • At Your Leisure: It’s a (Political) Party!
    November 6, 2015, 1 Comment

    Did you do your civic duty on Tuesday by voting? Unfortunately, it looks as if many people skipped the polls. Nevertheless, Joe Hogsett will become the 22nd Democrat to hold the Mayor’s Office in Indianapolis. Many feel uncomfortable d ...

  • At Your Leisure: In Celebration of our Origins
    October 16, 2015, 1 Comment

    Fall brings a plethora of internationally themed festivals in Indianapolis. Some of the more popular offerings include the French Market sponsored by St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and Irish Fest in Military Park. Activities culminate in e ...

  • At Your Leisure: There Goes the Theater
    October 2, 2015, 1 Comment

    Have you ever driven down a street for the first time in years and realized something doesn’t quite look the same? A great shortcut for west siders trying to avoid rush hour traffic on the morning commute is bailing off […]

  • At Your Leisure: A Lost Oasis
    September 11, 2015, 2 Comments

    Sometimes you just can’t stop “progress.” As the sprawl of Indianapolis spreads further past the boundaries of Marion County, small, independent communities are being gobbled up along with their identity. From a recent trip, i ...

  • At Your Leisure: It’s Fun to Stay
    September 4, 2015, 1 Comment

    You can certainly see the result of residential growth when driving around downtown Indianapolis and encountering numerous construction sites. All of these new people will certainly need more places to shop, eat, and play. A brand new recre ...

  • At Your Leisure: In the Woods
    August 28, 2015, No comments

      Why would anyone want to surround a beautiful historic building with a brick wall separating the occupants from the rest of the outside world? You may have wondered this while walking along Pennsylvania Street just north of downtown. ...