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Affectionately called, “The Bean” and what has become synonymous with the Chicago experience is Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate. Cloud Gate was created using computer technology to cut 168 massive stainless-steel plates into precise shapes which were then pieced together like a puzzle and welded shut.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Reflection Of 2020. At one of the top tourist attractions in one of the largest cities in the United States. Plenty of time to Reflect. Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by artist Sir Anish Kapoor.

Inspired by liquid mercury, Cloud Gate it is one of the world’s largest permanent outdoor art installations. Its stainless-steel surface highly reflects the activity and lights of the park and surrounding city skyline, inviting visitors to touch and interact with its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected from a variety of perspectives.

The Cloudgate sculpture (a.k.a. "the bean") in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sunrise over Chicago's lake front and parks. HDR.

The Bean, people under The Bean, and a view from The Bean.

Millennium Park in Chicago, IL. Many tourists stare at The Bean and take photos, day and night! Using a NiSi Natural Night filter.




Cloudgate in the Wintertime. Chicago.

Had a chance to play with the new Canon Ultra Wide 11-24. This thing is so wide I think it can see behind you!

My favorite subject taken in July...

Cloud Gate sculpture (aka "The Bean"), Millennium Park, Chicago, IL USA


360-degree panorama stitched via PTGui.

Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work installed in the United States.


The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives. The Bean because of its shape, measures 33 by 66 by 42 feet (10 by 20 by 13 m).


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supongo que esta espectacular escultura de acero (muy pulido) no deja indiferente a nadie... a mí me encantó. (Chicago)

And it landed in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This is the fabulous Cloud Gate, designed by Anish Kapoor, which sits in Millennium Park. It seems to be surrounded by ghostly aliens.

Sculpture by Anish Kapoor


Millennium Park

Chicago, IL

November 9th, 2020


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Cloudgate in the snow.

By Sir Anish Kapoor at Millennium Park in Chicago IL

Millennium Park, Chicago

Scanned from Ilford Delta 400

(shot with Orange filter at ISO-100)

Chicago, IL

November 2020


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Scanned from Ilford Delta 400

(shot with Orange filter at ISO-100)

Chicago, IL

November 2020


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On this particular day, the windy city was not so windy. The windy city was cold and snowy.

We were in Chicago to take in a highly entertaining version of Fiddler on the Roof on a windy, cold Wednesday that couldn't decide whether it wanted to rain or snow, and after devouring an obligatory Chicago pizza, we made a stop at the iconic Bean. The damp weather highlighted the underpinnings of Cloudgate, and, unlike last week when the rain kept skaters off the ice, the Bean provided a perfect reflection of skaters on a busy rink with a Chicago skyline backdrop.

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