• Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Your Birthday

    The western astrological chart has been around since at least 2000 years BC and continues to fascinate many, while it is wholly disregarded by others. “One of the few remaining philosophies to maintain a holistic...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Frieze

    Frieze on the Indiana World War Memorial Frieze. A frieze is another architectural term with roots in classical architecture. A frieze is a horizontal band, often decorative or ornamental in nature, located along the top...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Soffit

    Soffit. A soffitdescribes an exposed underside of an architectural element, such as an arch, cornice, eave, staircase, balcony, or beam. The underside could be elaborately ornamented or unadorned. It’s likely you’ll find a soffit in...

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  • Posted in: A Room with a View Room With a View: Central Library

    The best part of the new section of the library is unquestionably, the high view. Too bad we can still see the other Evans Woollen stinker, the Federal Building. Try it out on a very...

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Fluting

    Fluting. Architectural columns are one of those features found just about anywhere and everywhere you look in Indianapolis. However, columns contain a substantial vocabulary to describe even the smallest of features on each individual column....

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  • Posted in: Building Language Building Language: Colonnade

    Colonnade. A colonnade is a series of columns, spaced evenly apart in a straight line, which supports a roof or entablature (the “stuff” found above the columns). Although colonnades may date from Greek and Roman...

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