Being at the Bean – Millenium Park, Chicago

I’m always fascinated by how many people utterly love “The Bean” in downtown Chicago! No matter the time of year or what kind of weather is happening at the moment, there are always people ‘loving the Bean’!

Located in Millenium Park here in Chicago, I went to take some pics of the Fall foliage with the Bean in the background.  However, as you can see, there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of turning leaves yet, does it?

I plan on going back in a week or two and hopefully by then we’ll have some lovely orange and red leaves to compare this picture with.  I’ll then repost this pic and the Autumn pic for comparison.

Back to “The Bean” for me!

Oh, by the way, “The Bean” is actually called, “Cloudgate”, and the designer of said structure absolutely abhors it being called “The Bean”.  I don’t know why he gets so upset about it; after all, a Cloudgate by any other name is still as shiny!

  26 comments for “Being at the Bean – Millenium Park, Chicago

  1. October 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    It does look kind of alien and fascinating.

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    • October 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Hi Tony! It sure does, doesn’t it? Cher xo

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  2. October 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I’d like to see it up close. What is it made of? Highly polished Aluminum, or steel?

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    • October 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Hi John! It’s actually stainless steel without seams: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Gate Cher xo P.S. It is really cool up close, so I’ll take some more pics soon so you can see it!

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      • October 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

        Oh I would love some closeup shots, Cher! Wow, all Stainless. Glad I wasn’t footing the bill for that! ❤️

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      • October 13, 2018 at 8:25 pm

        LOL Yes, not cheap John! 😊 Cher xo

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  3. October 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Of all the wonderful things to photograph in Chicago (the Water Tower, Wrigley Building, Marina City, Buckingham Fountain, the lions at the Art Institute, the formerly known as John Hancock Building, the formerly known as the Sears Tower, etc. etc.), I’ve seen more pictures of the dang Bean…

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    • October 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      LOL Yes John, it is extremely popular! And to think the artist hate it being called, “The Bean” yet it sure does appear in a lot of photos (along with mine in this post!) LOL Cher xo

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  4. October 13, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Such a lovely peek at some fabulous Chicago art, Cher. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing it again in its autumn glow! xo

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    • October 13, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      Why thank you so much, dear Bette! It is simply amazing to see the art in this city! I’m looking forward to sharing it again in its autumn glow! Thank you kindly! Cher xo

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  5. October 13, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    The picture is beautiful. The cloudgate is on my list for my next trip to Chicago.

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  6. October 13, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Neat! My intro to ‘The Bean’ – where have I been?! Nice photo, Cher. ♥

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    • October 13, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      LOL! Why thank you, dear Billy Ray!! LOL Cher xo

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  7. October 13, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Would like to see that. Interesting your tree colour is the same as here – we’ve still got summery temps in the north of England, and trees in leaf.

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    • October 13, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      Hi Nexi! Is it? Well an extended summer it sound like! As soon as I hear the leaves are finally starting to turn, I’ll be scooting downtown to take some pics! Thank you, my dear! Cher xo

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  8. Annie Van Es
    October 14, 2018 at 1:32 am

    A wonderful photo of a miraculous monument. It works as a mirror. In the underst layer I see the men who walk there and the upperst layer shows me the sky. The bean has a wonderful form. I love this. It is very beautiful. And when it rains gives it the possibility to take shelter for the rain

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    • October 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Annie! Yes, it is like a mirror! And it shows the city behind it! And shelter too! Thank you, Annie! Cher xo

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  9. Kat
    October 14, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I don’t know where our fall colors are but they definitely are not here in the midwest, huh? I remember just thinking it was called the Bean and being surprised to hear that it actually had another name!! 🙂

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    • October 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      I don’t know what is going on withe the colors in the midwest either, Kat! LOL When I first moved here I was surprised that it was called, “Cloudgate”! I prefer the Bean! LOL Thanks, Kat! Cher xo

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      • Kat
        October 16, 2018 at 10:10 am

        I really am afraid I’ll wake up one day to find all the green leaves have fallen off the tree without changing!

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      • October 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

        Yes, good point, Kat!

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  10. October 24, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Great pic and fascinated with ‘The Bean’. I’m sure you’ll have fall colors soon! I enjoy your blog and thank you for following BrewNSpew.

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