Saturday, October 27, 2007

Reality catches up with Madison

Reality Catches Up with Madison
Even a city that is famously known as "x square miles surrounded by reality" eventually has to face reality: Winter is coming and the lakes must be drained (in the fountain on the Capitol Square that has water gently rippling in the lakes all summer long). Oddly, the lakes look more blue than ever without water in them.


Wren said...

Dumb question, forgiveness aforehand requested:

Why must Madison's lakes be drained for winter?

Thank you in advance, too.

Madison Guy said...

Because the plumbing would freeze up (in this outdoor fountain/relief sculpture). The real lakes ice over very nicely, making for great ice fishing and ice boating. Thanks for asking.