Saturday, August 10, 2013

Black & White Reflections - Cloud Gate, Chicago

Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park within the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed "The Bean" because of its bean-like shape. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. It is 33 by 66 by 42 feet (10 by 20 by 13 m), and weighs 110 short tons (100 t; 98 long tons). For more, see Wikipedia.

By the way, the girl whose reflection is looking at us in the first photo is our granddaughter Moira, age 7.  To me, her reflection appears to be flying to us out of the bean.  The photo was taken by our 13 year old grandson Will.  The bottom photo was taken by his 15 year old sister Molly.  Photography seems to run in the family.

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HansHB said... [Reply to comment]

Great contribution, Perfect using B&W!
Well done!

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful place! I love the expression on the child's face

Annette P.-L. said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful and very interesting shot!!

'Tsuki said... [Reply to comment]

I just love how the little girl looks towards us in her reflection

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

Always loved 'fun mirrors' at the Fairs

James said... [Reply to comment]

I love the combination of street photography, black and white and reflections.

TheChieftess said... [Reply to comment]

Interesting reflection!!!

Gillena Cox said... [Reply to comment]

luv the fun in this photo;have a happy weend

much love...

paul said... [Reply to comment]

A great shot of a beautiful artwork!

Nefertiti said... [Reply to comment]

superbe photo et " boule"

bon dimanche !

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Shirley said... [Reply to comment]

Just the kind of thing children would love!

Taken For Granted said... [Reply to comment]

Cloud Gate is a great addition to Chicago's public sculpture. It look different with each change of light. Thanks for your post.