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Buckingham Fountain

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 March 2017 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The fountain is considered to be Chicago's front door, since it resides in Grant Park, the city's front yard. The fountain, located at Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway, was designed with sculptures by Jacques Lambert. It was donated to the city by Kate Buckingham in memory of her brother, Clarence Buckingham. The fountain itself represents Lake Michigan, while each sea horse symbolizes a state bordering the lake. The statues were created by the French sculptor Marcel F. Loyau. The design of the fountain was based on the Bassin de Latome and modeled after Latona Fountain at Versailles.

The fountain runs from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day from mid-April to mid-October. During a water display that runs for 20 minutes every hour on the hour, the center jet shoots up vertically to 150 feet. At dusk, a light and music show coincides with the water display. The last show of the night begins at 10:00 PM.

The fountain contains 1,500,000 U.S. gallons of water. During a display, more than 14,000 U.S. gallons per minute are pushed through its 193 jets.

Buckingham Fountain was dedicated on August 26, 1927.

Photo captured July 20, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 32 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great country in a big city everything is great. Stunning view.

8 Mar 2017 5:21am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent. Toujours aussi bien cadré.

8 Mar 2017 7:02am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Very nice landscape. Ok with the b/w.

8 Mar 2017 7:44am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really gorgeous !

8 Mar 2017 9:00am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Marvellous tones and light in this excellent B/W

8 Mar 2017 9:32am

willy from Belgium

un superbe cadrage dans ce beau cliché Steven..

greetings

8 Mar 2017 9:58am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle composition

8 Mar 2017 10:43am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Love the black and white. I saw this fountain way back in 1977(?). A friend from Racine took me to Chicago.

8 Mar 2017 11:39am

Marité from France

Oui, c'est vrai on pense à Versailles... Elle est somptueuse cette fontaine ! Merci !
Bonne journée

8 Mar 2017 11:52am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition !

8 Mar 2017 12:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

What a marvellous 'front door', and thanks to the info you provide one gets an idea of the size and the dimensions. I like the perspective, with the skyscrapers in the distance, and the monochrome presentation!

8 Mar 2017 2:15pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fontaine et vue avec ces building merveilleux.
amitié

8 Mar 2017 2:21pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Wonderful fountain.

8 Mar 2017 3:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is a spectacular fountain. It is so big! Great information.

8 Mar 2017 4:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous capture of the fountain in this pretty setting. Super B&W.

8 Mar 2017 5:40pm

Joëlle from France

Superbe noir et blanc, un cadrage bien mené avec les buildings qui ressortent bien en arrière plan bravo !

8 Mar 2017 6:09pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Very good capture and excellent monochrome of this emblematic place.

8 Mar 2017 7:28pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A magnificent view!

8 Mar 2017 7:35pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Three-tier fountain? Cool!
Looks like a giant jelly. ;)

8 Mar 2017 7:39pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great shot! I love it! this B/N

8 Mar 2017 7:53pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, graphics & lights!
A M A Z I N G !

8 Mar 2017 8:28pm

Yvon from Belgium

Very nice this B/W : bravo.
Have a lovely end of week, Steven.
Yvon.

8 Mar 2017 8:31pm

ventiqueras from Italy

grandiosa immagine di una fontana davvero grande!

8 Mar 2017 8:44pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Fine composition and perspective with the city in the background. Superb contrast.

9 Mar 2017 2:26am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a classic Chicago landmark! Nice B&W processing

9 Mar 2017 3:26am

yo from Ile de France, France

Superbe N&B ! Grande douceur des tons gris !

9 Mar 2017 8:36am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

excellente recherche

9 Mar 2017 2:30pm

Remus from Portugal

This fountain it's so majestic. It's a beautiful front door of the city.
But if this is the front door, what is the back door?
:-)

9 Mar 2017 5:39pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

A beautiful image in a timeless rendition.

10 Mar 2017 6:17pm

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Nice shot.

11 Mar 2017 3:31pm