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Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekend Reflections #13








This sculpture is affectionately called "The Bean", located in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. It's official name is "Cloud Gate", by Anish Kapoor. I love how the skyline is reflected in the sculpture. Obviously this was taken during the summer. If you were to walk by it today, there would be snow on the ground and snow flurries in the air!


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19 comments:

Julie said...

I am gob-smacked by the design of that building, Pat. It must be really something to walk in under there AND to be able to see a teensy weeny version of yourself walking over the roof.

Good post.

awarewriter said...

That is one wild sculpture. Looks like it might "bake" you with solar radiation in the summer. We could use a little warm about now.

I do like your photo.

Woody said...

That is one funky reflection! Very cool!

Eden said...

Love that reflection. It's pretty awesome.

WhisperingWriter said...

How cool!

SquirrelQueen said...

What an amazing sculpture. You find some of the neatest things in your travels.

Rae said...

It is awesome. Looking at the photo, it looks like a giant bike helmet.

Malyss said...

I already saw this wonderful sculpture on TV!(I'm in France..)
I always found it great. And it's true that nothing can be more perfect for this theme: the whole sculpture offers the biggest reflection that can be found! Great shot!

cieldequimper said...

Oh the 'bean' is fantastic! The skyline looks fantastic and so do the distorted people! Wonderful reflection!

VioletSky said...

This is one of the best photos of this sculpture I've seen. You can clearly see the 'bean' shape and the city skyline. Well done!

Allen said...

That is so cool, love it. Makes me wonder how they made it. I mean that is super sharp.

Sorry to hear that you have snow.

Serendipity said...

That's a great reflection. The sculpture looks like a grounded UFO!

Vogon Poet said...

Love that sculpture and the excellent reflections you caught on it!

for a different kind of girl said...

I have always wanted to see this. My one trip to Chicago several years ago was for work and I was stuck in a hotel or conference room the entire time.

(The Obnoxious SAHM) said...

awesome! Otin sent me. i love you already.

Lisa E said...

This is really cool. I love seeing your pictures. They take me everywhere. Happy Holidays.
Lisa E.

Guy D said...

Wow that is awesome, excellent shot.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Crafty Green Poet said...

what an amazing sculpture! I can imagine it looking very pretty in the snow too!

James said...

That is so cool. I could get carried away taking pictures of that. I wonder what the snowy reflections would look like.
Great reflection shot Pat.