Christmas at Monument Circle

© Rona L. Schwarz

Christmas at Monument Circle

Leslie McLain level-fanatic 12/24/2012 5:47:02 AM

Beautiful holiday night capture, Rona. Merry Christmas. #1505077

Lindley Johnson level-fanatic 12/24/2012 8:11:20 AM

Gorgeous image of this beautiful sight, Rona. #10477212

Carol L. Fowler 12/24/2012 11:50:33 AM

Gorgeous decorations! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! #10477492

Ellen Hodges level-fanatic 12/26/2012 1:06:22 PM

Absolutely gorgeous capture, Rona!!!! Fabulous image!!! #10479631

Terry Cervi level-fanatic 12/26/2012 9:20:06 PM

Must have been gorgeous in person, Rona. Just beautiful!! hope you had a wonderful Christmas, my friend! #10480073

Deborah C. Lewinson level-fanatic 12/27/2012 7:02:19 AM

Beautiful image and wonderful story, Rona!

Love your city at night work!
Debby #10480545

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10.0sec @ f/11, ISO 100, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm.
Another side of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis. Designed by Bruno Schmitz and constructed between 1887 and 1902, this limestone monument is 284 ft 6 in tall includes sculptures by Rudolf Schwartz (who created the figures on the structure's sides), George Brewster (who created the figure of Victory that caps the monument, as well as two astragals) and Nicolaus Geiger (who created the Army astragal). The Col. Eli Lilly Civil War Museum is housed in the lower level. Observation level is 330 steps up or take the elevator to step 290.
Every Christmas season the monument is decorated as an enormous Christmas tree. The tree lighting ceremony is held the day after Thanksgiving. The decoration of the monument uses 4,784 lights and 52 strands of garland. More than 100,000 people attend the ceremony and the event is televised to an even larger audience.

Uploaded on 12/23/2012 8:09:53 PM

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Camera: Nikon D4 Digital SLR Camera

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