Saturday, November 5, 2011

AEDM 2011 #5: Pit stop in Indy



























500 miles into the trek I made a pit stop in Indianapolis, my hometown (one of them, anyway). This morning I made my way back to Broad Ripple village, a Lawrence-like part of the city where I used to dwell in my thrifted duds and bi-level haircut twentysome years ago in search of whatever it was I was searching for. It was here that I found my inspiration for the first Artsyville journal; it was here that I learned about self expression; it was here that I bought my favorite dress that said "Excuse me while I do the bugaloo." Some has changed around here, but not much, just like me. I'm pretty much the same girl who wandered Broad Ripple Avenue in 1988 in anticipation of her next discovery, though I do have a lot more wrinkles and I ditched the bi-level cut. Also, I drink coffee now.

17 comments:

painted fish studio said...

as i looked at the photos, i was thinking, "how does aimee know where all the cool stuff is?!" ... loved this look back on who you were then & now. safe travels!

cath c said...

same here, painted fish!

your places remind me of funky parts of of jp and somerville and cambridge neighborhoods around boston, my old haunts. and even some funky streets around worcester, ma.

Fine Lines said...

I thought the same thing!! It is amazing that you can be passing through a new place and find "jewels" to photograph. Makes me want to drive somewhere (anywhere) nearby and see what I can find!!

We Three 3 said...

Great shots you found in your hometown. have a safe trip to the east coast Aimee!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my goodness, I thought this was Lawrence! Do you gravitate toward charming, quirky towns? or do you just have that magic ability to spot all the charming quirks in any town? I have a suspicion it's the latter, in which case I am heartened because I know you will find home wherever you go.

I still have a bi-level cut. Hmm.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love this look into your life :)

You always do find the coolest things though - I think because you're looking for different and special and we may not.... :)

Karen Blados said...

My brother and sister-in-law live in Broad Ripple! Small world ...

Jennibellie said...

This is such a great post, thanks for sharing much love Jennibellie x

kristen said...

oh I love your adventures! How do you find all this cool stuff?

julie said...

Awesome!!!

And now I'm wondering if that dress was from Dinwiddie's, Future Shock, or elsewhere. I haven't been to Broad Ripple in a while, so it's fun to see it through your lens!

Mickey said...

Love your photos,,,they are fantastic! They seem to just be part of the city, but you bring them to life. Good luck on your journey to the new chapter in your life....

Marcie said...

What wonderful color..and such terrific inspiration. Hope you're enjoying your 'journey'!

aimee said...

This area is such a kick - I was happy to see it was still a fun place to visit. Julie, the dress WAS from Dinwiddie's! I am wowed you figured that out!

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

Aimee, I love this! I'm headed to Indy for the first time this weekend. I'm going to check some of your cool places out!

bohemiannie! art said...

I love it all...pictures, words...but Excuse Me While I Do The Bugaloo"...hilarious!!! I think I'm gonna have to journal that phrase sometime in my future. With your permission of course!

Gretchen said...

Love this! Broad Ripple is an awesome area of Indianapolis. Great to see pictures of some of my favorite places!

Joanne said...

How wonderful to see Broad Ripple included in your journey! Just returned to Indy, my hometown, after 11 years and I am able to see it through different lens. Broad Ripple is a delight!