Chicago Day 4: Buckingham Fountain


After our lunch in Chinatown, we took Uber to Buckingham Fountain, located in the center of Grant Park.

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Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world.

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The four sea horses around the fountain symbolizes the four states; Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana which border Lake Michigan.

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The fountain itself represents Lake Michigan.

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A rose garden in the surroundings.

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Also in the surroundings, a statue with a fish. Does it symbolize a fisherman?

 

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A modern art of entangled wire.

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The Bowman at the entrance of Grant Park, with the missing bow and arrow.

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Abraham Lincoln Memorial on the northwest of the fountain.

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We then walked to a Hop On Hop Off stop to catch a ride back to the Water Tower stop on Michigan Ave. We caught a mesmerizing sight of the sun breaking out from some dark clouds while on the HOHO bus.

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