Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cloud Gate at Millennium Park ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥



I pinch myself a few times.

Ouch. But WOW, I am really here.

This is no dream, no postcard, no scene from a movie. I am actually standing in front of the famous Cloud Gate in Chicago.

It is stunning.

*Whistles loud and long*


IMG_0780A closer look at the liquid mercury-inspired sculpture


IMG_0781Sorry, couldn’t resist. He he.


IMG_0785I go under the 12-foot high stainless steel arch, look up and… Whoa!!! How cool is that?!?!


IMG_0801Some fun things people do


IMG_0803I want a group photo like this one, too!


IMG_0805Uggs unite!


IMG_0786I guess Asians will always be more “reserved”


IMG_0788See what I mean? Yaaaawwwwwnnnn.


IMG_0810I walk around The Lurie Garden and take in all the beautiful autumn colors


IMG_0791One last look before I head out to lunch


“What I wanted to do in Millennium Park is make something that would engage the Chicago skyline…so that one will see the clouds kind of floating in, with those very tall buildings reflected in the work. And then, since it is in the form of a gate, the participant, the viewer, will be able to enter into this very deep chamber that does, in a way, the same thing to one's reflection as the exterior of the piece is doing to the reflection of the city around.” - Anish Kapoor


You are genius, Anish Kapoor!


Cloud Gate: AT&T Plaza, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA. Tel: 312.742.1168

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