Goin' Downtown

Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
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Trip End Jun 08, 2008


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Saturday, June 7, 2008

June 7th 08, after a brief rest at the hotel, had to wake up parents at 17.30 hrs, to show Chicago downtown, part of the reason was to help them deal with jet lag, if i let them sleep then it will become regular habit.

we went to Buckingham-Fountain to enjoy sunset in front of a beautiful foutain, in the middle of downtown.
Buckingham Memorial Fountain is One of Chicago's most popular attractions.The fountain, one of the largest in the world, is located at Columbus Drive (301 East) and Congress Parkway (500 South) in Grant Park

The fountain opened on May 26, 1927. The fountain runs from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. The Fountain operates from mid April to mid October, depending on weather. Every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the fountain produces a major water display and the center jet shoots 150 feet into the air. Beginning at dusk, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the fountain's major water display is accompanied by a major light and music display. The final display of the evening begins at 10:00 p.m, The fountain is constructed of Georgia pink marble. The fountain contains 820 lights in the following configurationsm a computer controls all the lights, The computer known as the Honeywell Excel-Plus is located in the fountain's pump house.
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