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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Chicago's Swan Song

Lincoln Park, perhaps best known for it's free zoo which is open all year, began its existence as a cemetery. Named posthumously for President Lincoln, the surrounding upscale neighborhood also bears it's name. Lincoln Park stretches along the lakefront for miles (1208 acres) and contains, in addition to the zoo, an outdoor theatre, a rowing canal, a Nature Museum, ponds, playing fields, statues of Lincoln, General Grant and Hans Christian Anderson, and a restaurant. These swans "swim" in front of the restaurant and add another treat to what's on the menu.


Anonymous anne said...

Those swans look great! Those are used for rides right?

5:47 AM  
Blogger Neorelix said...

Superb swans and a great skyline. Nice.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

What a fun picture. The swan rides look great all lined up there, I thought they were real at first glance

11:43 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

nice shot :-)

1:57 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

did I read it right - free zoo?? that is a first! i wondr how they can afford maintaining the facility if its free - what a treat for you guys - although I have to admit, I dont go to zoos since i was a little kid =)

5:25 AM  
Blogger Lavender Lady said...

I love those swans! it's been 25 years since I've been to the zoo. Took two of my granddaughters there. I think it is time to visit again.

3:32 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great place to visit! Perhaps you would care to add some details or photographs to the Lincoln Park Zoo page at our travel community? Firsthand impressions are most welcome and highly appreciated...
Greetings from Cape Town,

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