Cloud Gate. The Bean. That weird silver thing. Whatever you want to call it, it’s become a Chicago icon since it’s unveiling and dedication on May 15th, 2006, nine years ago today. The man who can take credit for this beauty is an Indian-born British artist by the name of Anish Kapoor. It’s a 66ft long, 33ft wide, 110 ton stainless steel arch of sorts, inspired by liquid mercury, and providing the most beautiful reflections of a stunning city. It’s a favourite for both tourists and locals, and especially photographers; I got to Millenium Park at 6am on Christmas morning, 2014, to get these shots; it was more than worth the early start to be able to sit there for a while and watch the reflections as the sun came out.
7 thoughts on “Photo Journal: Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, Chicago”
I really loved Chicago and was pretty fascinated with the bean! It’s very cool to find out where it comes from. I will look forward to going back ❤
It’s hard not to be mesmerized with it, hey?!
I must say you have chosen the right time to take pictures of the Cloud Gate. I do love this magical sculpture, I love all the warm sparkling light dots reflected on the cold shiny metal surface. It is so perfect!
Thank you 🙂 it was definitely worth getting up super early for!
Wow, what gorgeous pictures! And so amazing to get those pictures with no crowds in them! 🙂
Thanks Sarah! It was amazing to see it so crowd free!