Lily Pond, 14 November 2010

2010/11/14

Another view of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond in Lincoln Park.

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Photo Information:

Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
ISO Equivalency: 100
Color Setting: Vivid

This one shows the pond from a different angle than the previous shot, and also includes the pavilion that sits to on the western side of the pond (also designed by Caldwell). Caldwell was an adherent of the Prairie Style, [1] and it shows in the design of the pavilion and the materials utilized (wood and natural stone). [2] Oh, and as you can see, there’s a rather colorful tree on the opposite side of the pond, too.

Enjoy.

Notes:

[1]: In case you don’t know (and/or I forgot to mention this before), the Prairie Style was an architectural style prevalent in the American Midwest during the early part of the 20C, and is technically a subtype of the Craftsman (or Arts and Crafts, internationally) Style. The most well-known practicioner of the style was Frank Lloyd Wright. Additional information available here (Wikipedia article).

[2]: Of course, at the time of construction (1930s), there were few other types of stone than natural ones; the distinction is more important today, since there are many types of synthetic and faux stone available – reconstituted stone (basically crushed natural stone cemented together) or various resin-based products intended to mimic translucent natural stone, for example.

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