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spitting fountains

spitting fountains in Millennium Park

spitting fountains in Millennium Park

spitting fountains in Millennium Park

spitting fountains in Millennium Park

I like to call them the spitting face fountains- but their more official name is The Crown Fountains.
They tower 50 feet tall in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
Every 3 minutes, the faces pucker up and spit out water. (It’s called the gargoyle effect.)
Traditionally, gargoyles were shown with open mouths spouting water to symbolize life.
A cross-section of 1,000 residents were filmed so that their faces could be displayed on the fountains.

Some friends and I went to the park and played in the fountain.
It was a blast, and resulted in a very soggy walk home.

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