Architectural Details in Terracotta

Terracotta is extensively used in Chicago for building details, indeed the material is used to cover entire buildings
(see Carbide & Carbon page)
This particularly elegant example was taken whilst we were riding the elevated railway, The Loop or "L". You would never see
this sort of detail from ground level - it is almost like they had the "L" in mind in the case of some building's details. I had to be quick
taking this shot and was lucky enough to have the zoom and focus work out.

Buckingham Fountain looking back toward Michigan Ave.
image © lee-anne raymond