Monday, August 20, 2012

The Bean



After a mimosa filled brunch, wishing the happy couple farewell, and saying goodbye to all our friends, Adam and I made our way over to Millennium Park to check out  "The Bean".

Technically, this shiny stainless steel sculpture shaped like a legume by Anish Kapor is called Cloud Gate; it was brilliantly constructed to reflect and distort images of the Chicago skyline, and its visitors. It's an iconic work of art, stunning and complex, and crowded.

We had lots of fun here. We wandered down to the banks of Lake Michigan and throughout the park, where I finally got to enjoy a Chicago hot dog! I loaded her up with yellow mustard, sweet relish, onions, tomatoes, spicy sport peppers and a pickle. These last few hours were a perfect and relaxing end to a great weekend in Chicago. 


15 comments:

  1. We totally got a kick out of taking pictures at the bean and watching other people pose their own photos. Such a fun landmark!

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  2. Awesome awesome photos of the The Bean! Isn't it such a fantastic site?

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  3. wow that is pretty darn cool

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  4. Such awesome pictures! I seriously want a Chicago dog!

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  5. The Bean just sounds so much cooler than Cloud Gate. I love Chicago - one of my favorite big cities! Glad you guys had such a wonderful time there (especially while it's still warm!).

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  6. This just made me so hungry for a Chicago dog. Love them!

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  7. ooh, chicago is a great place to explore.... and you have me wondering whether i missed the bean when i was there?!

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  8. i don't even like hot dogs but I could totally eat that one up right now! I love Chicago.

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  9. This looks like such a cool spot! I really, really need to visit Chicago (I've only seen their airport...).

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  10. I LOVED the bean. Seriously, it's such a cool public art structure

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  11. I've never seen the bean but I have to say I am so impressed that an Indian artist is so mainstream! Very proud. :)

    Love your pics. You are so photogenic!

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  12. i cant wait to go there in Sept! I will be sure to get the hot dog too ;)

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  13. Forget about hotdogs & beans...You had A hotdog & The Bean! So glad you & A got to experience The Bean! How fun taking all those pictures. Truly spectacular!

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