Cloud Gate a.k.a The Bean

In the midst of the city, Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor is most fabulous attraction of Chicago. We have been here many times, but still the beauty of this bean attracts you every time in a new way. While standing at Cloud Gate it feels fascinating witnessingΒ the great skyline of Chicago.

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Officially Cloud Gate, better known as The Bean due to its shape, was opened for public in 2006. Covered with stainless steel this seamless surface has got its inspiration from liquid mercury, providing distorted reflections and great elliptical skyline. A 100 tons sculpture expanding to 33 by 66 by 42 Feet, is truly a masterpiece by well renowned artist Anish Kapoor.

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Inside the bean

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Best Time to visit:

Its spectacular in summers and splendid in winters, so anytime year around is great, day or night it gives a spellbound view.

Timings: 6 AM to 11 PM.

Travel tips:

  1. Do not forget your camera & try getting some funny poses around “The Bean”.
  2. Make a visit around sunset or sunrise.
  3. Be an early-birdΒ to click only “The Bean” with no people around.

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19 thoughts on “Cloud Gate a.k.a The Bean

  1. I’ve been to Chicago… long back… but don’t remember anything :-p
    Maybe we’ll do a trip soon πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing dear!

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  2. I wanted to see the cloud gate the last time I was there but it didn’t work. 😦
    Someday, I hope.

    Fun pictures, there! πŸ™‚

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