The Crown Fountain by reindeer

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Millenium Park, Chicago, IL, USA. 375 views as of 23 March 2012
Fountain designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and inspired by the people of Chicago.
The fountain consists of two 50-foot glass block towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video images from a broad social spectrum 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. Plensa adapted this practice by having faces of Chicago citizens projected on LED screens and having water flow through a water outlet in the screen to give the illusion of water spouting from their mouths. The collection of faces, Plensa’s tribute to Chicagoans, was taken from a cross-section of 1,000 residents. 01 May 2010
Time 0928 Sony DSC-H50 Featured in Statues and Such 14 May 2010


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Welcome! Your visit is most appreciated! Bubbling from Central Jersey for over 4 years. It has been a fascinating journey, in more ways than one. A heartfelt thanks to all of you for the many views and kind words and faves! Keep ’em coming! God Bless! =)

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  • GenuineDragon
    GenuineDragonabout 4 years ago

    Hmm…interesting. Nice capture :)

  • Haha…it turns on and off so you have to wait to catch it. Thanks Woj.

    – reindeer

  • Mark Van Scyoc
    Mark Van Scyocabout 4 years ago

    Very cool image.

  • Thanks Mark….the things one finds in the city! =)

    – reindeer

  • Mike Higgins
    Mike Higginsabout 4 years ago

    What a cool fountain, dont see many like that x

  • That’s for sure, my personal first! haha. ;) thank you.

    – reindeer

  • Michael Degenhardt
    Michael Degenh...about 4 years ago

    You have a terrific eye making for lovely shots. Great work! Michael

  • That’s very kind of you to say Michael…appreciate that!

    – reindeer

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “Fountains, Wrought Iron & Gates etc”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you, made my day! =)

    – reindeer

  • CriscoPhotos
    CriscoPhotosabout 4 years ago

  • Many thanks!

    – reindeer

  • kczpics
    kczpicsalmost 4 years ago

  • Very much appreciated…..=)

    – reindeer

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonalmost 4 years ago

    Very cool image.

  • Glad you like it, it was pretty wild! Thx. for faving. =)

    – reindeer

  • Navigator
    Navigatorover 3 years ago


  • It was quite fun to see, all of Millennium Park was! Thx. N…and for the wl add too.

    – reindeer

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaover 2 years ago

    This is one of my favorite things in this area, nice capture!

  • It was sure different…..loved Chicago!! Thanks.

    – reindeer

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