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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the slightest shift in perspective can dramatically alter how you see something (or someone for that matter).

For the purposes of this favorite, that slight shift is to observe the city in her evening wear–and Indianapolis is lovely in this category. Let’s face it, the swimsuit competition was never going to be her thing, anyway. Have you noticed the above building on the southeast corner of New York and Pennsylvania at night? I love the changing mood lights and how they reflect off the sparkling white terra cotta facing of the upper floors. Don’t get me wrong, I dig the building by day, but I love the building by night…light.

The Indiana Landmarks Center also displays every possible color from the beckoning beacon–best viewed from the highway, really. Fourth of July, you know red, white and blue will radiate from beneath the gold gilded caps (thank you Cook family).

Preceding both those historic lovelies in colorful evening fashion is the Scottish Rite Cathedral (apologies that I have no ready night time images). The towering Indiana limestone is alternately bathed in greens, blues, pinks and more–though natural sunlight also showcases this lovely just as well.

And! Though the IPL building is new and I much prefer the building that preceded this ‘progress,’ I will concede that I love the various colors and forms that take over the windows at night, often highlighting what occupies the minds of the citizenry at that moment. If love is in the air, then it will also likely be found radiating from the windows of the IPL building on the circle.

Charmed, I’m sure.

Got any other night-lit old beauties you’d count as a fave? Do share with the rest of us!

One response to “Friday Favorites: Night Lights”

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    The lighting makes Indianapolis appear quite urbane at night, not just “urban”…

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