The heavens of Indianapolis

A world above us lives in relative silence.  In every city, beauty exists unnoticed and almost unseen.  In Indianapolis, one can find surprises, gifts from our ancestors, if one knows where to look.  Beautifully decorated buildings mingle with the sun and clouds and offer amazing finds to those who simply look up.  Exotic items live in the heavens of Indiana’s capital.  Here are the scenes I found.  Now, it’s your turn to find your gifts.  Remember, look up.

A long way to go.

A long way to go.

American city.

Shades of blue.

Beautiful day.

Rock, steel and wood.

Glorious afternoon.

Elegantly alined.


More detail.

“What are you looking at?”


Beauty in the details.

68 responses to “The heavens of Indianapolis

  1. It’s interesting how Elegantly Alined, Blues, and More Detail can give the illusion of looking across a rooftop instead of up the side of a building. Amazing camera angels.

  2. Wish I could remember a quote and its source. Referred to the clouds and went something like: “Despite the ugliness that surrounds us, all we need do is raise our eyes to rediscover the Rennaissance.” In similar fashion, to document the better preserved buildings of the 19th century is to rediscover our culture’s Rennaissance, albeit in more concrete forms.

  3. Great perspectives and topographic design – wished I could like it twice. Had fun shifting focal length while gazing and discovering new elements. Great colors, textures, contrasts, this piece has it all for me.

  4. Looking up at buildings at close hand instead of being immersed in ground level distractions is part of what I like to call ‘holiday consciousness’, the different perspectives (literally, in the case of these lovely photos) you get when you pretend you’re in a new city.

    Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities captures just an approach (as I discuss here, if anyone’s interested).

  5. Bonjour! I’m nominating you for the Sunshine award for being such an awesomely inspiring blogger on this post right here:
    If you choose to accept it, here is a lil’ bit about the award and the rules: “The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are: Bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere. The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!””

  6. Great pictures Seth. I can just picture you lying on the ground taking these shots. That little bird looks like he might be wondering what on earth you are doing…LOL 😀

  7. From where I am standing right now…the heavens sure look different over Indianapolis.
    PS I am standing under the buildings which is where you placed us all 🙂

  8. There are so many beautiful features on buildings etc when you look up. Often, we are so busy rushing from place to place that we always look down at our feet. Thank you for sharing your view.

  9. Hahaha, I love “what are you looking at”…you seem to always find the animals Seth! It caught me off guard too cause I was intently focusing on the colors of the sky and the architecture and then all of sudden a birdie. I literally laughed aloud.

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