It was nice to finally see the bean in person. It was different with COVID going on because it's fenced off so you can't touch it. You'll still get some good pictures so no worries. It was still crowd...
We didn’t get to get up close to the bean as it is gated off due to Coronavirus, but I almost like it better this way! We got to take pictures without having tons of other people next to it! Glad I fi...
Took a trip to the city during Christmas time and obviously had to stop for a picture. Beautiful location with nice views of skyline and lake. Close proximity to the art institute, field museum, aquar...
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. - Gustav Flaubert
Traveling for me puts things into perspective. It allows me to realize that there are far bigger things that my problems. So what if the wifi is slow or if my favorite ramen place is closed. Traveling allows you to see that the world is not always about you. It allows me to see how other people live and what they have to deal with on a daily basis.
Cloud Gate in Chicago, IL is one of the most stunning piece of art in the world. It mirrors all sides of your surrounding. It is considered an iconic landmark where every tourist embraced. You must visit this place. #wintergetaway
#chicago has always been one of my favorite places to visit in the #midwest #usa. The Windy City is home to so many fun places to visit. When in Chicago, you have to visit Cloud Gate at Millenium Park (aka ‘the Bean’). Walk along Lakeshore Drive to see beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Check our Navy Pier and ride the Ferris Wheel, or go shopping along Michigan Avenue. Don’t forget to try Chicago deep dish pizza!
Chicago photo must-have card - Cloud Gate
Chicago's big silver beans have a nice name "Cloud Gate." Cloud Gate's creations are inspired by free-flowing mercury, whose mirrored surface maps Chicago's beautiful city skyline, designed by Anish Kapoor. Located in Chicago's Millennium Park, Cloud Gate is the first choice for tourists who come to Chicago to take photos. Stepping into the center of the sculpture, you can feel it twists the same space, as if the sculpture has turned from a solid to a liquid, and it is flowing slowly. Especially at the bottom of the streamlined arch called the "navel", there are multiple reflective surfaces, and the selfie is really creative here. Whether it's a new sunrise above the Cloud Gate or a colorful "bean" illuminated by the night lights, you can't help but pick up the camera and keep shooting.
I don't understand art. I also think that this bean is really very artistic. It really consolidates the reputation of Chicago's urban public art and becomes one of the symbols of the city.
This building consists of 168 plates, each 1 cm (0.4 in) thick, seamlessly welded together and weighs 100 tons. Even if I look close, I still can't see any gaps. It is really amazing.
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The Cloud Gate is also known as The Bean because it looks like a bean. It is located in Chicago"s Millennium Park. The sleek exterior of this sculpture reflects the distorted Chicago skyline, making it a popular photography spot for tourists in Chicago. Cloud Gate is known as a symbolic and innovative work. The mirror effect of the statue is reminiscent of the distorting mirrors in previous amusement parks.But there is a significant use for it to make the giant Cloud Gate look much lighter.