I hadn't been back to Chicago since Millenium Park had been developed. What a treat! What I love about Chicago...One of the many things I love about Chicago is the public art. From the new works in Millenium Park, to the awesome Giant Eyeball on the Loop, to the oft imitated (and long gone) Cows on Parade, I love it all! Chicago does public art like few other cities, especially in N. America. The above image is one of my favorites from our tour of some of Chicago's best current public art. It is The Crown Fountain by artist Jaume Plensa. While I love my image and think it stands on it's own it does not do justice to this amazing interactive fountain-sculpture-gargoyle...It truly has to be seen, and experienced. It is what public art should be: beautifully crafted, great to look at and interactive. You want to be drawn in and The Crown Fountain (along with the Giant Eyeball) certainly did.