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I Love Chicago! - The Fountain of The Great Lakes - OU001A

 A virtual cache

Hidden by  Panther in the Den

N 41° 52.720' W 87° 37.400' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Illinois
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 19 August 2010
 Date Created: 19 August 2010
 Last Modified: 19 August 2010
 Waypoint: OU001A
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What are the objects that the boys to the left and right of the pool holding in their hands

Located near The Art Institute. Parking will be tough here so perhaps come in on public transportation. There is no bushwacking required to get this cache. Your GPSr signal might fade the last 20 feet or so.

This great little park has always been a favorite of mine. Often empty of people, it offers a secluded spot to take a rest after enjoying many of the activities in nearby Grant Park.

Ahhh, the cool of the shade from the many trees, the soothing sound of the flowing waters, the sounds of the city just outside it's borders.


The Fountain of the Great Lakes by Lorado Taft 1913

The Fountain of the Great Lakes depicts five female figures grouped together so that water flows from their shells in the same way it passes through the Great Lake system. Superior, at the top, and Michigan empty their water into the basin held by Huron, who sends her stream on to Erie. Ontario receives water and gazes off as it flows into the ocean. Completed in 1913, the fountain sits in the south wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The idea for a Great Lakes fountain came from a remark made by architect Daniel Burnham at the Columbian Exposition in 1893. Burnham chided the sculptors assembled to ornament the fairgrounds for not "making anything" of the great natural resources in the west, especially the Great Lakes.

The Fountain of the Great Lakes is one of the best known works of Lorado Taft, an Illinois native who was educated at the University of Illinois and later at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Among his other noted sculptures are the Fountain of Time at the University of Chicago and a statue of Chief Black Hawk, which reaches a height of 50 feet and sits on a promontory overlooking the Rock River near Oregon, Illinois.

Sculptor Lorado Taft was inspired by the story of the Danaides to create the fountain.



To Linda (Steinie), My Wife.

Her patience, both with my children and with my hobbies (especially with the 4 mile walk which started with the placement of this cache), is as patient as the waters flowing from Lake Michigan to the Atlantic.

Even though she grew up in a small town, relocated to Wyoming and Colorado, she had never lost her fascination with all of the beauty that can be found in this great city.

I Love You Lindy, I find the same quiet and beauty in this location that I find in you.
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1 09 September 2010 andreas_ilvesheim Found it

Nice idea - helps us to walk open-eyed through the cities. Answer is on the way via email


1 30 August 2010 ShazamMan Found it

#1. This one is about a block from where I work, so I quickly headed out to make the find. I love The Art Institute! Thanks, PiD, for the cache! Will send my answer via email.

1 28 August 2010 Jakesdiner Found it

Found as a Terracache. Thanks, PID