Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Part of the fun of visiting famous destinations in the USA is coming up with unique, original ways to photograph them. I've seen hundreds of images of Cloud Gate in Chicago's Millennium Park, but I wanted to come up with something that was wholly my own. While I'm sure I'm not the first person to have shot The Bean this way, in that moment in time it felt like one heck of a unique travel experience - and isn't that what travel is all about in the first place?
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Sweet Home Chicago
Chicago has been my home for the last seven years. It’s where I STAY. I love my city and all it has to offer!
I took this picture while attending a local workshop focused around night-time photography. The class took place in Chicago’s infamous Millennium Park which covers 25 acres between “The Loop” and Lake Michigan. One of the park’s main attractions is Cloud Gate, a three story steel sculpture which has been nicknamed “The Bean” due to its shape. The rounded steel surface of “The Bean” provides distorted reflections of the city and offers some creative photo opportunities of the skyline. It’s a must see on any trip to Chicago.
In the summer, tourists and residents flock to Crown Fountain, nestled in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. But in April, when warm weather is still sporadic, you can chance upon the faces of the city and share a private, solitary moment.
Fantastic day exploring the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago. The public art in Chicago is like treasures you discover as you walk around the streets of downtown. I wasn't prepared for the surprising and breathtaking sight underneath this sculpture. You have to see it to appreciate it!