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!
The Grand Army Plaza was designed as a way to transition from the major streets in Brooklyn to Prospect Park. Bailey Fountain was built in the center of the oval plaza in the late 1920s. The fountain was named for Frank Bailey, a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY, who was actively involved in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and donated the funds for the fountain. Neptune is just one element of the fascinating fountain design.
Amazing…that’s how I would describe the variety of brilliant colors on display by the water birds at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. The blues on this tricolored heron are stunning. As you can see he likes to show off his plumage…not sure if it was for the visitors or for the other birds.
Another wetland preserve I visited in Florida is called Green Cay Nature Center. I did not see as many birds, but I did find this fellow enjoying the afternoon sun.
I found myself on the Hudson River School Art Trail after a visit to Thomas Cole’s home in Catskill. The settings for several paintings have been mapped out for us modern day travelers. One of the locations was in the city of Hudson at Promenade Park, for a view of Mount Merino, as painted by Sanford R. Gifford. I had the chance to get another lighthouse photo, but these Hudson River School painters of the early to mid-19th century didn’t have that opportunity, since the lighthouse was not built until 1874.