Henceforth it shall be known as..."The Egg."

A sea gull sits atop the "Cloud Gate", a gleaming 66-foot-long, 33-foot-high stainless steel sculpture by Anish Kapoor, nicknamed "The Bean" at Chicago's Millennium Park. (Featured on Gapers Block)


For those unfamiliar with "The Bean", there's a good description here

A video on YouTube..

  • joey kennedy 9y

    Amzing capture, ashame it only has 8 favs, here, let me add one more!
  • spikeblacklab PRO 9y

    Stunning shot - couldn't figure it out between the bird and reflection until I read the caption below...
  • east&uptown 9y

    Easily one of my all-time favorite bean photos. Or maybe THE favorite. :)
  • bluman 9y

    Thanks guys. It was just a serendipitous event. Now "everything is illuminated." :)
  • jen 9y

  • John Magruder 9y

    Hah... love it. Always good to see the "Bean"--er, "Egg" in different ways.

    Faved that one!
  • jacki-dee PRO 9y

    we are puzzled: the city in the egg? This is optical illusion stuff. VERY interesting. From me and my son....found on explore.
  • bluman 9y

    Hi wermsus:

    Here's a snip from the official Millennium Park description:

    "Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work installed in the United States. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect the city's famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives...."

    More at their site.
  • caring_litz 9y

    thanks for the educative informations!!
    stunning shot!!!!
  • Vitamin Dee PRO 9y

  • Ken Ilio PRO 9y

    Armand, this was at nikonstunninggallery.com as a lead in, a few pages in. Congrats!
  • bluman 9y

    Cool. Thanks! I had no idea.
  • lyn 9y

    that is intense!
  • Zach Goodyear PRO 9y

    VERY cool shot! Found on www.nikonstunninggallery.com.

    Rych has a good one as well here.

  • *Marco* 9y

    Fantastic and surreal :)
  • exhibitj 9y

  • Enrico Albanesi 9y

    What a capture!
  • Bart Aldrich 9y

    Most unique and wonderful.
  • George Hatcher 8y

    Hilarious! Please add to Entitled.

  • Josh Copeland PRO 7y

    Genius. I laughed a good bit at this one.
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