5.18.2006

The Bean is Finished... Finally...

Forgive me for yet another post on Cloudgate...
But, The Bean (Cloudgate) is finally finished, it only took 23 million dollars, and an additional 22 months, but it is finally finished. The artist Anish Kapoor was in town this week for the official dedication ceremony.

This afternoon I noticed the interestingness of the clouds and thought it would be a great time to walk over to Cloudgate. The color of the sky was gray, but there were patches of deep blue peeking through at times.
I really like the way I framed this one.
Cloudgate

Illinois Center reflected, along with a bit of myself.
Myself in the Bean

This shot was nice with the clouds and sun.
Vivid Bean

Me again in the center.
Big Blue Sky

Omphalos!
Omphalos!

I want to say that I am so over "The Bean", but as jaded as I can be at times, I am still captivated by it. Maybe after another 500 visits, I will grow tired.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for these pics!

As one who is not anywhere close to being "over" The Bean, (heh) I appreciate your posts on it!

Chicagolvr

5/18/2006 9:50 PM  
Blogger -- I said...

Ahh, don't worry about it Devyn! Even the folks who claim to be 'over' the bean secretly love it and visit it in the middle of the night to ogle over it's wonderful-ness. I've seen them ;-)

As for me, I still dig the bean. I haven't seen many (any?) shots of the bean with the buildings all lit up in it, though. I don't think I have at least.

Keep up the good work!

-- I

5/19/2006 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love that Bean, Devyn!

Post as many pix of it as you like and I will never complain! To me, it is one beautiful Bean!!!

Thanks so much for giving us these shots!

JL

5/19/2006 5:58 PM  

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