My wife and I were invited to her employer’s annual party, held at the Columbia Club on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis. The Columbia Club is an old-fashioned members club, the kind we can’t afford. But the owners of my wife’s employer can, and they reserved a block of rooms for anyone who wanted to stay the night. We couldn’t turn down the chance.

Our room overlooked Monument Circle. I got out my Canon PowerShot S95 and made a bunch of photos.

Monument Circle at night
The Monument at night
The Monument at night
Circle Theatre and the IPL Building

We took a brief walk after the party ended. Salesforce Tower is right behind the Columbia Club and was lit like this.

Looking up, on the circle in Indianapolis

In the morning, I made more photos from our window. It was a gloomy day.

Monument Circle in the morning
The Lacy Building
Down Market St.
Down Meridian St.
The Monument

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14 responses to “Views of Monument Circle from the Columbia Club”

  1. J P Avatar

    That is a beautiful old building. I have attended many lunch meetings there through the years.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      This was our first time inside. What a life it must be: “Honey, I’ve had a long day at the office, I’m just going to take supper at the club and sleep there tonight.”

  2. Forrest E Johnson Avatar
    Forrest E Johnson

    Loved the pictures of the Circle, keep it up. Would you be interested in a Mamiya/Sekor, 1000TL 35mm camera? Also have a Yashinon-R Zoom Lens, 1:4.5, 75mm-230mm for it..

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Forrest, thank you for your generous offer. I’ve got so many cameras I haven’t shot yet I am currently not adding more to the queue. But thank you!

  3. Christopher May Avatar
    Christopher May

    These are all nice, but the shot of Salesforce Tower has a graphic quality to the geometry that is most appealing!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      That one’s my favorite of the bunch.

  4. howikilledbetty Avatar

    Great photos. I love different types of architecture and this is very different to home.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s always fun to see the architecture from different places!

  5. Michael Avatar

    Love the flag lights.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh yeah, that’s the Indianapolis Power and Light building. They do all sorts of fun stuff with colors in the windows.

  6. fishyfisharcade Avatar

    I was reading this on my phone, so it took me a while to realise the scale of the monument. At first glance I was expecting the base to be maybe two or three people tall. And then I spotted the flags…

    That’s an impressive structure!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yes, it’s quite large. Until 1962 no building in Indianapolis was taller. Here’s a so-so photo that shows the whole monument.

      North toward the Monument

  7. brandib1977 Avatar

    Wowsa! What a view! Love it all but the nighttime photos are gorgeous! I’m so glad you got to have this experience.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yes, the night views are really something!

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