“The Bean” From a Different Vantage Point

So here we are again, looking at, “The Bean” in downtown Chicago.  This must be one of the most popular, iconic public spots in all of Chicago.  I took this photo whilst strolling down Michigan Avenue.  To some, this might be the ‘front’ of the Bean; however, most photos are taken from the ‘back’, um, I mean the front……..Tomato, Tomahto, anyone?

I posted this pic last week.  Technically, this is the front of the Bean; I guess it is due to the extra space that surrounds it, perfect for photo ops (*grin*).  But the ‘back’ of the Bean faces Michigan Avenue, and you can’t get up close and personal from that vantage point.

Why don’t I just leave it at, “behold the Bean”.

Yes, that’s what I will say.  Look everyone, it’s the Bean, and no matter which angle you look at it, you’ll know what I mean!

  13 comments for ““The Bean” From a Different Vantage Point

  1. November 28, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Nice! There must be some serious support under the bean. 😌

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    • November 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Hahaha, I thought you were going to mention something about the cleaning, John! *LOL* 😉 Cher xo

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      • November 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm

        Yeah I’m pretty much OC when it comes to clean. 😬

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      • November 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm

        Nothing wrong with that, John! Cher xo

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  2. November 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    great – this is so wonderful initiative!

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    • November 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Isn’t it amazing, Mihran? Thank you! Cher xo

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  3. November 29, 2017 at 12:52 am

    What does the bean do? Is there something inside it?

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    • November 29, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Hi Susanne! That is a great question. Besides being public art, “The Bean” is a large, ‘bent’ mirror which not only shows the reflection of those looking at it, but a lot of Chicago’s downtown buildings. Think of it as a wide-angle mirror. People take tons of pics with their own reflections but with a large background shown as well. It’s really quite something to see. The artist actually named it, “Cloudgate”, and apparently he loathes that people call it, “The Bean” 🙂 Cher xo

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  4. November 29, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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    • November 29, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you so much, my dear! Cher xo

      Like

  5. November 30, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    “The Bean” … continues to impress!! Love it …

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  6. December 9, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Cher, neat post! I’ve photographed the “Chicago bean” before and I never thought about which was front or back. :O

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    • December 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you, Brett! Oh have you? Well yes, I do know exactly what you mean about ‘the bean’! *LOL* Cher xo

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