Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Chicago. The tall water spout shoots off every hour. On a windy day, you better watch where you’re walking!
One recurring theme we noticed as we pounded the pavement in Chicago, was the abundance of green space…from huge expanses like Millennium and Grant Parks, to window boxes on patio seating areas of many eateries, to small gardens along the sidewalk of street after street. To quote former first lady Lady Bird Johnson, “Flowers in a city are like lipstick on a woman — it just makes you look better to have a little color.”
The variety of tulips on display every Spring (hopefully just in time for Tulip Fest), in Washington Park, seems endless. The shapes, sizes, and colors create a brilliant display. I showed several photos to some friends through Facebook and Flickr, and for as many photos I posted, I got that many different likes and comments.