The Indy Instameet for July 2013 focused on the northern half of the elegant Indiana World War Memorial Plaza. We spent the first part of the meet at the Obelisk Square, taking some fun group photos…. and videos.
At this point in the meet, it was still a little gloomy and a few sprinkles threatened to rain on our meet. But, we kept on ‘grammin and eventually made our way to the World War Memorial. I’ve never really been able to appreciate taking photos from the balcony of the Memorial, so I was able to snag some great photos of the surrounding historic buildings.
From the Memorial, we headed up to the cenotaph located at the northern end of the plaza. As described by the National Park Service:
A black granite cenotaph is located in the center of the sunken garden… The Walker & Weeks design was completed in 1930 and features a raised black granite symbolic tomb with bronze cover but without any remains in the tomb. James Bethal Gresham, whose name is inscribed on the north face of the cenotaph, was the first member of the American Expeditionary Force to be killed in action. Four Art Deco-style black granite columns flank the tomb, topped by gold-leafed bronze eagles.
Our meet took us into the Indianapolis-Marion County Central Library. Even though I go to this building on a very regular basis, I captured some new views and explored some new spaces.