Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, also known as Lincoln Park Lily Pool, was created by Alfred Caldwell. The pool is located in the Lincoln Park, Chicago. Being a fine illustration of Prairie School Landscape architecture, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Gardens have been designated as the city’s landmark since 2002. As the name says it all, the pool was built with an aim to cultivate water lilies when it was landscaped in 1889. Later in 1930s, the pool was redesigned. Its main gate was situated on the south of Fullerton Parkway. On the Canon Drive there was another accessible entrance as well as a parking space.…
Flowing right through the heart of Downtown Chicago is the beautiful Chicago River. This river truly is a sight to behold. At all times of the year boats float merrily along the river carrying all manner of tourists and the banks are adorned with some of the most delightful eateries and boutique shops. Anyway that runs close to the Chicago River is an absolute 'must see'. The Chicago River has always played a central role in the history of this area. Standing at a whopping 156 miles long, the banks of this river were the home to many Indian tribes who settled in this area.…
While you would have a hard time convincing anyone that has lived in Chicago for any amount of time that the Oak Street Beach reminds you of a tropical climate, it truly is one of the most enjoyable places you can spend a summer day in the entire city. And if you sit just long enough on the sandy beach looking out over Lake Michigan, and ignore the sounds and the wind that has made the Windy City world-famous, you might be able to see for yourself for just a split second that you’re somewhere south of the equator. Located on the north shore and…
Right in the heart of Chicago's Grant Park is one of the more famous of the cities monuments. This is the majestic Buckingham Fountain and the way in which it graces the area is one of the main reasons as to why tourists are drawn to the area, camera in tow. The construction of the Buckingham Fountain was overseen by Kate Buckingham. She wanted to create a monument that would honor her brother, Clarence. Her design ideas were inspired by frequent visits to Europe where she became enthralled by the stunning fountains that graced many of the cities. The design of this particular fountain was…
One of the most breathtaking modern art installations and engineering marvels that Chicago has become known for, Chicago’s Millennium Park is home to one of the largest and most fascinating sculptures and fountains the world has ever seen. Known as the Crown Fountain, the entire monolith is constructed mostly of black granite between two glass brick towers over 50 feet tall. Using a LED display system, people are able to put their own face on the glass towers, as if to look like they are spurting water out of their mouth through the fountain. While not immediately embraced by all of the residents of Chicago,…
Chicago Architecture Foundation – Chicago is a non-profit group that is based in USA, Chicago, Illinois. This organization is very dedicated in increasing the public’s interest and understanding about architecture & design. This is also very well-known for its public programs that give benefits to many people. People get inspired to discover about the purpose of architecture design and structure. This is usually done through comprehensive programs like lectures, tours, exhibitions, special events and educational activities for adult and youths. Tour is really fun and exciting. If you want to witness the beauty of Chicago’s architectural site and architectural cruises found on the amazing Lake…
Are you looking for the perfect place for the whole family or for educational tours? Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum – Chicago can bring you the best out of this world. This is the best place to visit with your kids. Interactive exhibits are really spectacular. This will give the children an idea about planets, the universe, etc. This amazing planetarium puts the universe in a perspective that will give the trip real excitement. Adler features two planetarium theaters, the sky theater and the StarRider Theater. The Sky Theater has a traditional Zeiss projector and the StarRider provides an experience of virtual reality that makes…
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