Fighting the Heat? I Found a Fountain!

Fountain Chicago June 2015

It has been extremely hot and humid here in CHItown as of late.  I daresay we are not the only ones experiencing an increase in the thermometer these days.

With that said, I thought I’d post a photo to help us all ‘imagine’ a cooling sensation in our midst!  This is a gorgeous fountain on the Chicago Riverwalk in downtown Chicago.  I took this photo while on an architectural boat tour (ergo the water of the fountain and the water of the river below!).  We were moving at a fair clip, so I’m pleased the photo isn’t too bad!

Stay cool, everyone! 🙂


  35 comments for “Fighting the Heat? I Found a Fountain!

  1. July 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Great way to keep cool…. Enjoy your weekend And take care.. Love Sue x

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    • July 18, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Hi dear Sue! It is so lovely to see you! Ah, bless! Thank you so much and you as well! Love, Cher xo


  2. July 18, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Is that a fountain or a cascade?…

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    • July 18, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Hi Charly! It’s a fountain! 🙂 Cher xo


      • July 18, 2015 at 11:36 am

        Everything is big in Chicago, big lake, big buildings and now big fountain…..gotta love it.
        Have a great weekend.

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      • July 18, 2015 at 11:49 am

        You are so right about that, Charly! 🙂 And you too, my dear; thank you! Cher xo

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  3. July 18, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    You would never no you were moving at all, it’s a great POV. Is it interactive for the people?

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    • July 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Chrissie! I’m glad to hear that. Yes, there is always a wonderful docent providing fantastic information about the architecture you see. It’s just over an hour tour, but my goodness do you ever learn a lot! Cher xo

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  4. July 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Cher, it looks like another record-breaking one! Your photo is cooling, I must say! 🙂


    • July 18, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      *LOL* Thank you, dear Carol! Oh yes, I have been hearing about the various temps across the country! I think most of us could use a jump in the fountain, don’t you think? Well this fountain made me feel cooler! hehehehe Cher xo

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  5. Amy
    July 18, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Love this fountain shot, Agel! I tell ya, it was almost 90F in Banff a week ago…

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    • July 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Ah, thank you, Amy! Was it? Yikes!! That is very hot for Banff I think! Cher xo

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      • Amy
        July 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm

        They said it was at least 8-10 degrees above normal. Most of us expected high 70s in the mid of July there… xo

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      • July 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

        Yes, that sounds more like the norm there, Amy!! Not 90F!!! 🙂 Cher xo

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  6. July 18, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    The Sprog immersed herself in the Crown Fountain under the Boffin’s supervision while my inlaws and I watched Kinky Boots at the Cadillac today. Fountains are a wise choice lately for cooling off.

    Love the photo.


    • July 19, 2015 at 9:57 am

      *LOL* Sounds like a cooling day in the British-American Life! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Yes, agreed! Why thank you, I was hoping the shot would turn out whilst we glided by in a boat! 🙂 Cher xo

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  7. July 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you for the visit and like on my blog.

    I can totally relate about the hot weather. We are battling 50 degrees centi this summer so yup… hot is an understatement for us 😀


    • July 20, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Well thank you!! Oh my, that is exceptionally hot! Yes, an understatement indeed. Please stay cool and come back for a visit anytime! I hope to have more ‘cooling’ pics! *LOL* Cher xo

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  8. July 20, 2015 at 8:21 am

    My heart and towel go to all who are not accustomed to the heat. Summers are typically hot in Florida.
    But I do remember those very early hot summer days spent in your magnificent city

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    • July 20, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Ah bless you, dear Eddie! I As one who is not accustomed to the heat (and humidity!), I shall respectfully and humbly accept your heart and towel with many thanks! Oh yes, I am certain the heat in Florida can be almost unbearable to those who are not used to it. You recall the early hot summer heat of Chicago……I am grateful we have Lake Michigan and fountains for all to find some relief. Thank you, Eddie! I am always grateful for your insight and wonderful words. Blessings to you, dear Eddie! Cher xo

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      • July 20, 2015 at 8:32 am

        Most grateful for your kind words and blessings Cher. Blessings and cool breezes to you, Eddie

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      • July 20, 2015 at 8:39 am

        Thank you so much, Eddie!! Very grateful and appreciated!! Cher xo

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  9. July 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I love this fountain! The whole river walk area is lovely and serene.

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    • July 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Hi there! Ah yes, it really is, isn’t it? I love walking along the Chicago River. Isn’t it interesting that in a large city like this you can find some calmness. The river walk is like that I think! Thanks so much and a big welcome to The Chicago Files!! Cher xo

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      • July 20, 2015 at 12:16 pm

        Thank you. Yes, one of my favorite spots. Chicago is a totally underrated city in my opinion. Many lovely spots. xo

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      • July 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

        I quite agree with you! I hope in my tiny way I can bring some awareness about Chicago and what there is to offer here in this great city! Cher xo

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  10. July 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I’ve heard that dancing in that big fountain south of you a little ways really helps one cool off.

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    • July 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

      *LOL* Ah, thanks for that, Mike! Oh yes, Buckingham Fountain! I was actually planning to take of photo of it soon for a post! Most people who remember, “Married With Children” should remember the opening credits with this fountain boldly front and center!! Cher xo

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      • July 21, 2015 at 12:13 pm

        Such a spectacular fountain needs a dancing model in the picture!

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      • July 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm

        Oh, did you want to be the dancing model at Buckingham Fountain, Mike?? 🙂

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      • July 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

        I’ll try to get a photo of the fountain this week (and it someone is dancing in it, well won’t that be a bonus)! 🙂

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      • July 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm

        Dance like nobody watchin’! 🙂


      • July 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm

        🙂 🙂 🙂

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