Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Indianapolis Central Library

In honor of National Library Week I present to you the Indianapolis Central Library. It's a beauty. This is the view when you enter the library from the parking garage elevators. (The following photo is from the library's website: www.imcpl.org)

It's built in the Greek Doric style but I think it looks like a modern cathedral. And speaking of cathedrals, you can have your wedding here! It makes me want to marry Shawn all over again! Wouldn't that be fun, babe?

Thankfully the architects didn't tear down the original library, just extended the addition up a street to the north. Here's a shot from the new section looking south at the first building.
I love it when new buildings encapsulate the former. History is preserved right before your eyes in a life-sized, real-time exhibit.

Here's a shot from the original library. You can see the addition through the windows.

On the sixth floor facing south, a wall of windows frame downtown Indy. I think it's the best view of the city (crazy carpet and all). This photo is from the library's website as well.

And finally, if you want to see a crazy, drop-dead gorgeous shot of the Central Library, click here. This library has so much to offer: a multitude of exhibits on any given day, free classical music concerts, book clubs, reading rooms that will take your breath away, and amazing kids and teen section just to name a few. If you live in Indy, you've got to spend an afternoon here at least once. I guarantee you'll be back. If you're visiting Indianapolis and have an hour or so to while away, some very fine whiling is to be had at North Meridian and East St. Clair.

Don't forget to visit your local library and sign up for a library card!


  1. WOWZERS!! What a treasure! I'll have to photograph our local library sometime! What a neat idea! I'm glad you live soo close by!

  2. I would love to see it Betty! I'd like to photograph the Nappanee Public Library too--they enclosed the old edifice when they added on. It is such a neat effect.