Lines and Shadows: Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Indiana is known as an architectural mecca. There are over 70 buildings designed by noted international architects in this small city rated 6th in architecture in the country.

As we toured these modern buildings, I was enthralled by the light, lines and details of these architectural gems.


“Every great architect is- necessarily- a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright



Chapel, Eliel Saarinen

Chapel, Eliel Saarinen


Corridor, Kevin Roche

Corridor, Kevin Roche



“To be an architect is to possess an individual voice speaking a generally understood language of form.” ~Robert A.M. Stern



Lobby of Cummins, Kevin Roche

Lobby of Cummins, Kevin Roche


Library Ceiling, I.M Pei

Library Ceiling, I.M Pei



“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”~ Eero Saarinen



Church Door, Eliel Saarinen

Church Side Door, Eliel Saarinen

“Less is more”~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe



Hallway,  Eliel Saarinen

Church Hallway, Eliel Saarinen


Corporate Arbor, Kevin Roche

Corporate Arbor, Kevin Roche



“Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.” Le Corbusier



Library Lights, I.M. Pei

Library Lights, I.M. Pei



Entryway, Kevin Roche

Entryway, Kevin Roche

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”~ Frank Gehry

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  1. Jane, I loved the blue grass country & now I love architecture, too! Where ever you are you see the beauty & are kind enough to share with others….brightening my days!
    Safe travels, Anne

  2. Wow do I love those pictures. Fabulous!

  3. Incredible photography – love the lines, light and shadows. You have such a great eye for knowing what will translate into spectacular views for the camera lens.

  4. Great shots Jane! Happy to see you’re finding good subjects along the way!

  5. Just love the simplicity of these…very orderly…..always agree with the ‘less is better’ concept!! Got sucked in by the corporate arbor…..great eye!!!

  6. Jane, these are spectacular. Never knew about ths town. Safe travels. K

  7. Space and light and order, I agree with those needs, and you have captured them all, right there in Columbus, Indiana.

  8. Dear, dear Jane, Thank you for educating and enlightening me to the beautiful architectural structures. They are all beautifully enhanced by your clever attention to the light and shadows. Travel safely.
    Ann S

  9. A wonderful example of how corporate largesse can benefit the community. What a cool place. And wonderful photos! Loved the Arbor.

    • Hi Capey, Yes, a wonderful example of a positive corporate mission. Very interesting and beautiful. Population is just 44,000… I am hoping that the school curriculum highlights the architecture for their hometown kids! Thanks so much for your comment.

  10. Jane, you seem to be in the right places at the right times.

  11. Oh, that was some great architectural buildings , fantastic!
    The Corporate Arbor is my absolutely favorite … And then the Church Side Door !
    Thanks for sharing Jane! // Maria

  12. Hi Jane, Great architectural pictures. The Church Side Door is my favourite. The contrasting lines, the textures of the wooden door and the bricks, with the shadows on the doors and wall all play a part in creating a fantastic picture. It is certainly a picture that needed to be black and white. Well done!!

    • Thank you, Fred. The play of the wood finishes and the stone made for great studies. I have a version of the chapel wall and lectern in black and white- it was hard to decide. Appreciate your feedback.

  13. awesome work dear 🙂 thanks for sharing

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