Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Bean

In a city of angles, squares and rectangles, the Cloud Gate, aka The Bean, located in Chiacago's Millennium Park, is at first a jarring sight. It's an intruder, an alien, a drop of liquid mercury fallen from the sky.

But sometimes it takes a little jarring for people to take notice of the world around them, made dull by repetition and familiarity.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

6 comments:

tetsu said...

Wow!!
Myaterious object! h

Robert said...

If you hadn't said what it was, I would have assumed that you'd Photoshopped it into the picture. :-o

lisa-marie said...

The Bean was my favourite thing to see when I visited Chicago last fall. It was so facsinating I couldn't stop photographing it!

Tierre (TY-ree) said...

I saw "The Bean" on TV last time.

ArtfulSub said...

Great selection. It's....uhm....well....LARGE.

Nancy Bea said...

Excellent! I think this is the best photo of this sculpture that I have seen. Very elegant composition and beautiful clarity.