|The Buckinghem Fountain, Chicago - ILLINOIS - USA|
Friday, June 06, 2014
Buckinghem Fountain, Chicago - IL - USA
Only a week after getting the Retro Poster with Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, I received today this official card with a beautiful photo of that famous landmark of "the Windy City" - another of that funny coincidences that happen in Postcrossing. Thank you very much Patricia for your card and all the funny Disney Cars stickers glued in the back. This postcard took 18 days to arrive!
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world. Built in a rococo wedding cake style and inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, it is meant to allegorically represent Lake Michigan. It operates from April to October, with regular water shows and evening color-light shows. During the winter, the fountain is decorated with festival lights.