When roaming around Chicago many things catch the eye, Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field and a good-looking deep-dish pizza to name a few. When your around Michigan Avenue and at Millennium Park you’ll immediate notice Cloud Gate, more well-known as “The Bean” due to its shape.
“The Bean” was constructed in 2006 by Anish Kapoor, made up of stainless steel plates, is three-stories high and weights 110 tons. It has gone through extensive polishing which has led to a seamless surface. It sits in AT&T Plaza within the park.
I was there in the early morning so it was quiet, but you’ll usually see a large crowd around it. There will be lot’s of cameras about. Kids will be running around and underneath it and even trying to climb it.
You can get all kinds of cool, distorted skyline photos off the reflection. Some great ones on a sunny day.
You can get pictures of yourself taking a picture of it. Who’s that guy haha?! 🙂
In general it’s interesting how people interact with it photography wise. I’ve heard I need to check it out when there are clouds in the sky.
When you’re in the Windy City, add “The Bean” to your must do list. Have you seen it up close? What other things catch your eye in Chicago?