Millenium Park - Chicago

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      Millenium Park - Chicago

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      gren
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      Surprisingly, yesterday was my first time in Millenium Park. Very pretty, although quite crowded.

      The Bean! I honestly can't remember the actual name of this structure, everyone just calls it "The Bean". You can walk underneath it and look at your reflection.
      Date: 8/21/2008    Views: 1,461    
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      Keywords: Millenium Park, Chicago, Bean, mirror

  1. 8/21/2008 9:24pm
    1. Legend
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      So what's the history and point of this bean??

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  1. 8/21/2008 9:24pm
    1. Legend
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      Oh and what model camera do you use, picture quality is quite good.

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  1. 8/22/2008 3:16am
    1. gren
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      Geez Legend, making me look up stuff. From Wikipedia:

      The plaza is home to Cloud Gate, a three-story, 110-ton steel sculpture that has been dubbed by residents as "The Bean". The sculpture is the work of world-renowned artist Anish Kapoor and is the first of his public art in the United States. The piece was privately funded and the total cost was $23 million, which was considerably more than the original estimate of $6 million. The piece is wildly popular.[41]

      Cloud Gate is a highly-polished reflective steel sculpture that is meant to resemble a drop of mercury hovering at the point of landing on a plaza of the park. When Millennium Park opened in 2004, the grid of welds around each metal panel was still visible. In early 2005, workers polished out the seams. The curved, mirror-like surface of the sculpture provides striking reflections of visitors, the city skyline (particularly the historic Michigan Avenue "Streetwall") and the sky. Since its installation, Cloud Gate has probably become the most popular sculpture in the city.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Park

      I have a Canon Powershot A590, it's incredibly easy to use for dumb amateurs like me, has a ton of features, and yes, the pictures come out great.

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  1. 8/22/2008 3:43am
    1. Legend
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      lol now that I read it seems like a waste of money, space and time. I was expecting at least a little food stop at the bottom opening of the bean...

      yeah I was asking cuz a part of me was thinking nah no way Gren could take all these professional looking photos xD

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  1. 1/20/2009 10:37pm
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      I bet it's a bugger to clean.

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