In contrast to yesterday's images, which were taken from the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, today's were shot from the terra firma of Monument Circle. The Circle is in the heart of downtown, at the crossroads of Meridian and Market streets. The entire Circle is paved with brick and is pedestrian friendly. During the warmer months, tourists and locals alike spend time in the Circle--frequenting shops, cafes. They lounge on the cool steps, or cluster beneath the trees, the ones sparkling and glittering with fairy lights. It's certainly captivating, almost magical. It's a place that earned my admiration four years ago, when I first saw it, when we first turned a corner and THERE. THERE IT WAS. Fountains and stone and light and shadows. The heartbeat of the city.
These photos were taken with my LC-A, with my second roll of film. I used Lomography's CN 400, which didn't work as well on that gloomy day as I had hoped. Things still look a bit too gray, but, as I've said before, I'm learning. Sometimes it is quite racking to share images here, ones that I know are full of imperfections. All the same, I love the contrast of the red brick against the stone architecture. The Circle is one of the most admirable--and oldest--places in the city.
I took the following eastward-looking photo because I fell in love with this one from 1910. The original, old buildings, the carriages, and the rails. And, oh, the streetcars .. the public transportation that no longer exists, that instead has been plowed and paved over dozens and dozens and dozens of times.
Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends.
Camera: Refurbished LC-A
Film: Lomography CN 400