Art in Chicago: The Bean?
I just returned from a visit to the Chicago area where I was born and lived for many years. I still have a strong attachment to the city and visit frequently. Although much of my bond is based upon my personal experiences and having close relatives and friends in the area, I also appreciate the reasons why people from all over the world enjoy visiting Chicago. Historic sites, diverse neighborhoods, parks, architecture, culture and entertainment are just some of the things that make it a great city.
This photo was taken a few years ago at Millennium Park. There’s always something going on at the park such as festivals, concerts, exhibits and special events. The sculpture, “Cloud Gate”, was created by Anish Kapoor and is nicknamed “The Bean”. The photo below was taken from underneath the sculpture, looking up.