Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Buckingham Fountain

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Shot in July, 2007.

Edward H. Bennett designed the fountain to represent Lake Michigan with four sea horses, built by Marcel Loyau, to symbolize the four states that touch the lake: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Bennett attributed the design specifically to the influence of the Latona Basin in Louis XIV's gardens at Versailles.

The Fountain operates from mid April to mid October, depending on weather ... During this time the fountain runs from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily ... Every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the fountain produces a major water display and the center jet shoots 150 feet into the air. Beginning at dusk, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the fountain's major water display is accompanied by a major light and music display. The final display of the evening begins at 10:00 p.m.

Kate Buckingham dedicated the structure to the people of Chicago in 1927 in memory of her late brother, Clarence.

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