Editor’s Note: This post is a part of the #winosontheroad series. Over Yonderlust and d travels ’round are road tripping and exploring America through June 27. Be sure to check out all of the posts of life on the open road.
I have seen it many times in photos, that iconic silver nugget located in Millennium Park in Downtown Chicago’s Loop community.
Formally, the name of this gigantic mass of metal is Cloud Gate. But, Chicagoans and its visitors have dubbed it a more fitting one –The Bean — for its similarity to said legume.
Designed by artist Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate was built between 2004 and 2006 from 168 stainless steel plates.
Have you visited this popular spot in Chicago?
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3 thoughts on “Daily Wanderlust: Chicago’s Cloud Gate”
Awesome picture! And I had no idea that its real name wasn’t The Bean…shows how much I know about Chicago.
I freaking LOVE the Bean and Millenium Park. I visited right after it was built (visiting a friend, just got lucky with timing). It’s such a great photo op and it’s just a fun structure.
I loved just standing in front of it and watching everyone!