Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Amazing Concepts

The Spanish designer of Crown Fountain says about his concept: A fountain is the memory of nature, this marvelous sound of a little river in the mountains translated to the city. For me, a fountain doesn't mean a big jet of water. It means humidity, the origin of life.-Jaume Plensa

The two 50 foot towers stand at each end of a shallow reflecting pool, and are basically glass block towers. They are at one corner of the 24.5 acre Millenium Park - an oasis in a busy metropolis. A great place to escape summer heat, and enjoy being in nature, we seldom think a trip to Chicago is complete unless we spend some time here. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

What fun! The fountains and splashing in the water!

Sandy K. said...

It's the spirit of the fun which is contagious. It wasn't a particularly warm day, or the reflecting pool would have been filled with children - of all ages.

kendalee said...

Great concept realised! Love it!