Chicago odd

Posted: February 22, 2022 in squares
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Let’s keeping looking for oddities in downtown Chicago. Crown Fountain is a fascinating spot where two 50-foot fountains feature photos of ordinary Chicagoans spitting water at each other. That sounds a bit odd but although not as iconic as The Bean, it’s just another thing that makes the downtown area unique and enjoyable. I encourage you to click on the highlighted link above and read about the fountain.

Here’s bonus, once-in-a-lifetime oddity: today’s date is 2.22.22 or, depending upon where you live, 22.2.22. 🙂

SquareOdds 2.22.22

  1. Ah that date thanks for reminding!

  2. peggy says:

    That is a unique picture of a face on the wall. Ah, I forgot this dare 2-22-22.

  3. I LOVE Oddities, Street Art, Fountains, and Sculptures! I need to go back thru my archives and do some posts on my new blog while I was breaking from blogging for 2 years! Thanks for the reminder!

  4. I’ll have to look for this fountain when I’m there this summer.

  5. M. says:

    The Bean brought me here…as an artist, I look to enjoying your photos with a follow. That’s a very cool piece of building art.

    • Hi, M. Thanks for the visit, comment, and follow. I hope you enjoy the blog.

      Although you can’t tell from this angle, this is a free-standing fountain with a background of faces that changes periodically. The link will tell you more if you want to know but it’s very interesting.


  6. Oh wow, that is one haunting mural. Almost faint enough to miss it, but also clear as day. Chicago is so full of fun quirks like this. Have you visited the Shit Fountain yet? Love that one…

    Happy Two-sday!

    • I’ve never even heard of that fountain but as we’re not in the Chicago area now, it would be a long drive. 🙂 If you’re not behind the trees as I am here, the fountain is very large and you can’t miss it. The background isn’t a mural but rather a changing background of various faces, altogether interesting.

  7. Very interesting mural !

  8. scr4pl80 says:

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing that! I have my alarm set for 2:22 🙂
    I wasn’t awake at 2:22 AM!

  9. JT Twissel says:

    When I lived in Chicago they used to dump green dye into the river every St. Paddy’s day!

  10. Prior... says:

    I am adding that fountain to our “must see when in chicago” list

  11. Prior... says:

    I am lad you mentioned the cool date – I audited my post for today to link Ruth’s blog because she noted this:

    “Did you know that today’s date is a Palindrome and an Ambigram? The date will read the same from left to right , from right to left AND upside down! Won’t happen again for millions of years. 22022022” ~RuthEH

  12. de Wets Wild says:

    Great place to tick “getting spat on” off the bucket list… This fountain really is ODD, and who would’ve thought fountains could get any weirder than little cherubs weeing.!?

  13. Resa says:

    Totally neat!!!!
    Followed the link, and this is cool!

  14. BeckyB says:

    what amazing street art