Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Photo: The Old and The New

From Delaware St. near Market St.
Have a Happy Holidays everybody! See you after the New Year.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Photo: Market Street

On Market Street between Pennsylvania and Delaware. Click here to see the context of this building's facade.
I must protect my family from the sun!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Photos: Bank One Lives On

J.P. Morgan Chase bought Bank One more than four years ago but a vestige of Bank One's time in Indy is still visible on top of the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown. I've seen this sign from my dentist's 17th floor office in downtown but I never knew it was visible from street level until I was on Market Street between Pennsylvania and Delaware this weekend. I've got a collection of photos from that area that I hope to post at some point in the near future.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I take the train to work.

For institutional researchers, you generally have to live and die by federal research grants. Unfortunately, the success rate on receiving those grants is not very good, so funding on-going research can be a crapshoot. Such was my experience, having found out recently that funding for my position in an IUPUI lab was going to lapse at the end of December.

Luckily, I was able to find a new job relatively quickly in a lab at Methodist Hospital. My first day will be next Monday and I'm very excited! I'm also a little melancholy to be leaving my comfy old lab position that I've held for a little over six years. On the bright side, the new position is a great opportunity to expand my skills set and build connections for the future. In a sexy twist, though, it also provides me with the opportunity to say something that not many people in Indianapolis can say:

I take the train to work.

Given that I live on the canal, I can just walk a couple blocks up the canal, get on the People Mover and take it to my new job at Methodist. Or I can hop on my bike and ride some relatively bike-friendly roads, St. Clair St. and Senate Ave., from my apartment to Methodist. Or I could walk there (about a mile). Or -- heaven forbid! -- I could just drive my car. By far, though, the coolest option is walking to the People Mover and riding it to Methodist.

PhotobucketThe Clarian People Mover pulling into the Methodist Hospital Station.

Wish me luck in my new job!