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Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

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!

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Neptune

Neptune

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.

Grist Mill

Grist Mill

The grist mill at Old Sturbridge Village was under repair while we were visiting. The outside looks to have been recently “freshened up”, but the inside was almost all off limits. I find the power of water through a water wheel that turns interlocking gears, a most ingenious process.

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

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.