Buckingham Fountain, Chicago

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Joel Fulleda

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It is one of the most evocative fountains in the city. Inaugurated in August 1927, it was designed by the French architect Jacques Lambert on the model of the Fontaine de Latona of the gardens of Versailles, at the behest of Kate Buckingham who wanted to create a sort of memorial for his brother Clarence Buckingham. There Buckingham Fountain is located at the Grant park and consists of 193 jets of water that create delightful water games, even if in winter it is difficult to find it in action due to the very cold temperatures. Small curiosity: the bronze horses that decorate the fountain represent the 4 states bathed by Lake Michigan, namely Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsis.

Website: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Where it is: tra la Columbus Drive (301 East) e la Congress Parkway (500 South)

Times in which it is possible to see it in operation: from April to mid-October, from 8:00 to 22:45

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