Well I am back from Chicago and it was a great trip! Of course it went by too fast.
Today’s post is inspired by my visit to Buckingham Fountain. I haven’t been there before, and we were walking back from Shedd Aquarium and decided to go past it. Buckingham Fountain is a popular postcard subject, which can be seen on white borders and linens quite often.
Seeing it on postcards is nothing like seeing it in person. It is so beautiful, we went and saw it two different days.
I couldn’t even get all the water in one shot. For 20 minutes every hour, the water goes 150 feet in the air, so we were there at the perfect time both days.
Here is a night view of the fountain. The back reads:
“The World’s largest fountain of its type, built of Georgia Marble, a gift to the city by Miss Kate Buckingham in memory of her brother, who was a trustee and benefactor of the Art Institute. At night colored lights play upon the sparkling waters as they leap seventy to ninety feet into the air.”
The fountain was dedicated on May 26, 1927. It was inspired by fountains at Versailles, and has 134 jet spray devices.