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Chicago's Millenium Park-Bean there, done that!

A November 2004 trip to Chicago by jlhphoto

Millennium Park Photo, Chicago, Illinois More Photos
Quote: A trip to Chicago's Millenium Park to see the Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as "The Bean" to locals. I also saw the giant ampitheatre there. They're all located within a few feet of Michigan Ave.

Millennium Park

Attraction | "Millennium Park (Part 1)"

Millennium Park Photo, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago's newest park hosts one of the strangest, most extraterrestrial sculpture that anyone can touch, lean on, and be thoroughly amused by. The Bean is situated on a level just overlooking the Michigan Avenue skating rink. From the rink it peeks its silver body over to watch the humans below. Standing before The Bean, a person is about a fifth of the height of the sculpture, and The Bean is about 40 feet long, with a large opening underneath. Well, it’s just like a lima bean, but all silver and reflective. Fingerprints adorn the mirror-like finish, and the police could fingerprint half of Illinois just here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 11, 2005

Millennium Park
222 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 861-9503