Ep.8> The Crown Fountain

The Crown Fountain > Located at Millennium Park, Chicago

In the blistering heat of a Summer in Chicago, what better way is there to cool down that to run through The Crown Fountain.

Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and inspired by the people of Chicago, The Crown Fountain is a major addition to the city’s world-renowned public art collection.

The fountain consists of two 50-foot glass block towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video images of Chicago citizens, a reference to the traditional use of gargoyles in fountains, where faces of mythological beings were sculpted with open mouths to allow water, a symbol of life, to flow out.

During the flow of the waterfall children AND adults play and fool around. Suddenly a face will appear on-screen and EVERYBODY runs to the wall and awaits the lips to pout and spray water!

So much fun and hugely refreshing!

Bring a change of clothes 🙂

Matthew

(All photographs taken by Matthew Comer unless otherwise stated. Portraits of Matthew courtesy of Leah Mitchell. Music courtesy of Me Vs Hero)

Next post > The John Hancock Observatory

Previous Posts >

Ep.1> Day 1> Welcome to Chicago / Mercadito
Ep.2> Day 1> The Second City
Ep.3> Day 2> Breakfast at Ina’s
Ep.4> Day 2> The T-Shirt Deli
Ep.5> Day 2> Manchester United are in Chicago
Ep.6> Day 2> Transformers 3
Ep.7> Day 2> Cloud Gate aka The Bean

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