fountain of the great lakes

Lorado Taft, 1913

The South Stanley McCormick Court at the Art Institute of Chicago is a favorite spot for lunch or people watching or just relaxing before or after a visit to the museum.

According to the Art Institute, Taft created the fountain to honor the natural resources of the region. Each of the bronze figures represents one of the Great Lakes.

Looking back, I’ve spent a good number of afternoons relaxing in the McCormick Court and seem to post an image each year (2016, 2017). Here’s the scene as I saw and enjoyed this week.


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