Matt Harper said:
I also spend a great deal of my working life in Indianoplace. my company is headquartered in Fishers.
We also work extensively with Colonel Eli's alchemists, in addition to all of the other pharma/healthcare organizations in the area (Lilly is one of several).
Thankfully I don't have to live there, because although Paul has done a magnificent job of selling the attributes of Indy, he's overlooked some of the less attractive aspects....
Winter - which is positively Siberian and lasts from October through April.
God-bothery that extends to not being allowed to purchase booze on Sunday.
Legions of facsist traffic police that pretty much outnumber the motorists.
A monstrosity of a football stadium, built on the legacy of a single player, who now lives in Denver - they can't give the tickets away.
Road construction/repair work on I-465 that has been on-going since 2004 and shows no sign of being completed any time soon.
An airport that offers direct international flights to...... nowhere.
Winters can be cold (last year was milder than the UK) but on the bright side are warmer than those in Chicago.
We had record temperatures every day in March this year, most days were in the 80's.
I did say that one drawback to Indiana is that it is a conservative state but the city is fairly liberal. The blue laws that prevent off sales on a Sunday also prevent the sale of cars so I don't want to see them changed!
Trafpol are are a pain but the Escort 9500i is your friend.
The Big Slick is a magnificent stadium and a great landmark and the blue faithful (not me, I'm a Pats fan
) are confident that the boy Luck will restore the fortunes of the Colts.
I drive through the 465 construction every day and curse, although the western roadworks near the airport look close to completion at last.
You may think that Canada is nowhere but Canadians will not agree.
The IMA is magnificent and has the finest collection of Turner's outside of the National Gallery in London.
The Zoo is great.
The Fieldhouse is one of the best basketball arenas in the USA - and the team is getting better!
We hosted the Superbowl this year and it was widely praised as one of the most visitor friendly ever.
We're the 12th biggest city in the USA yet you can walk around our compact downtown without needing to use public transport.
The canal area and White River State Park is a beautiful peaceful green area within walking distance of downtown.
We have great night life in Broadripple, Mass Ave, Fountain Sq and central downtown
We have the Indiana State Fair which is fantastic and host many other cultural extravaganzas.
Indianapolis has great theatres, museums (inc the biggest and best childrens museum in the world) and galleries.
We're twinned with Monza and Northamptonshire - not many cities can claim that!
I could go on but I'm starting to ramble.