cffc: all about cities

crown fountain, downtown chicago

my entry to Cee’s fun foto challenge: all about cities – skylines to street photography

crown fountain, chicago

crown fountain, chicago


from the – Crown Fountain was designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park 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 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 an 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.

The fountain’s water features operate during the year between mid-spring and mid-fall, while the images remain on view year-round.



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34 Responses to cffc: all about cities

  1. Jet Eliot says:

    You did a wonderful job of capturing this large and unique fountain, Lola. An urban delight.

  2. v4vikey says:

    Different n beautiful one…

  3. wow..looks great..thanks for sharing ❤

  4. Amy says:

    I love Chicago! The park is so much fun, and I love to walke along the Michigan Ave. It’s a fabulous city. Great photo for this theme, Lola! 🙂

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Those water fountains for kids of all ages are so cool. Wonderful photo for this week.

  6. Sue Slaght says:

    So fascinating Lola. Love the modern take on gargoyles!

  7. Mabel Kwong says:

    What a wonderful work of art. So many faces on that screen, what a creation. Such a creative reference to the gargoyle past 🙂

  8. nowathome says:

    How nice is that!

  9. This is such an amazing fountain, Lola. Looks like so much fun. 🙂

  10. Laura says:

    Great to have the water fountain on a summer day.

  11. megtraveling says:

    Great picture – I really like all the activity and the color of the sky!

  12. ventisqueras says:

    uno scatto davvero bellissimo, sembra proprio di essere lì!
    felice domenica

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  14. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have chosen your post to be featured on Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge.
    I sure hope your week is off to a great start.

  15. restlessjo says:

    I love these kind of outdoor play areas, LolaWi 🙂 Fun in the sun!

  16. Hammad Rais says:

    This is indeed very amazing. A very good spot for summer!

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  18. Jan Madsen films says:

    Excellent job on this picture

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