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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 5 February 2015 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago. 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 measures 33 by 66 by 42 feet, and weighs 110 tons.

Photo captured July 24, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/160 second F/13.0 ISO 100 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Wayra from Roma, Italy

It seems a M.C.Escher job... Very interesting!

5 Feb 2015 7:48am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Great effect! A very nice processing ! Well , very well done !

5 Feb 2015 8:22am

philippe from saint medard d, France

Ca sort de l'ordinaire, mais c'est magnifique. Très belle image et belle

5 Feb 2015 8:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That must be one of the most 'successful' art installations ever . . I wonder if it was realized as such at the time. The Wiki page makes an interesting read.

5 Feb 2015 8:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous and surreal image! Love the B&W treatment.

5 Feb 2015 9:41am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 Feb 2015 10:02am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

very good

5 Feb 2015 1:05pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

beautiful ! :)

5 Feb 2015 1:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quels reflets et vue ces personnage les bâtiment superbe.

5 Feb 2015 2:38pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It does look like a drop out of a giant broken thermometer. Excellent shot.

5 Feb 2015 3:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a super mirror this makes. I love those curving shapes being reflected in it.

5 Feb 2015 5:29pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The B&W rendering produces a wonderful visual.

5 Feb 2015 5:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Stunning image!! Love the B&W

5 Feb 2015 5:40pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful monochrome ... the reflections are spectacular !!! Excellent treatment ...

5 Feb 2015 5:44pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A superb capture Steven.... and it does look surreal... perhaps the b/w gives it that feeling. Very nice indeed!!

5 Feb 2015 8:01pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb choice for a bracketed image, and wonderfully composed B&W

5 Feb 2015 8:42pm

Maxine from Christchurch, New Zealand

Neat sculpture and your image does it justice. I can just make you out !

5 Feb 2015 9:18pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning visual effect !!!! Better in B&W, concentrating the attention in reflections, not colors. It's a mini-world, a reflection of our world :)

5 Feb 2015 10:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fabulous scene! I love all the people and the reflections! I have always wanted to see this sculpture!

6 Feb 2015 1:31am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

This is a wonderful work of art that you've captured nicely.

6 Feb 2015 2:02am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Terrific shot of that amazing object. It must be something on a hot sunny summer day.

6 Feb 2015 4:08am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellente cette scène.)

6 Feb 2015 7:08am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful reflection and b&w processing!

6 Feb 2015 8:53am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh que j'adore ce reflet à cette sphère,bravo

6 Feb 2015 9:23am

Laurette from Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa

A excellent monochrome with marvelous reflections. Love it !

6 Feb 2015 10:31am

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

A fantastic feat of engineering. A well-composed image.

6 Feb 2015 11:40am

Roland Theys from Loverval, Belgium

Perfect bw! super compose!

6 Feb 2015 2:31pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Marvellous B/W treatment

6 Feb 2015 4:42pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

great street shot
nice 5*

6 Feb 2015 6:17pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

That is great! What a set up for a photograph!

7 Feb 2015 3:39am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing ! Beautiful photo .

7 Feb 2015 1:36pm

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

Like wow. Groovy!

8 Feb 2015 12:32am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent POV and intersting shot. Amazing !!!

8 Feb 2015 2:16pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Well done. This photo makes me smile. :-)

8 Feb 2015 6:27pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I so enjoy the photos of this icon ... well done!

10 Feb 2015 3:34am

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

reflection 2015 by omid

UNIQUE by Carol