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Omphalos

347/2008

Interior of the Cloud Gate or "The Bean", the famous 110 tons polished stainless sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor in Millenium Park, Chicago, with the marvellous reflections.

Visitors are able to walk around and under Cloud Gate's arch, which is 12 feet (3.7 m) high. On the underside of the sculpture is the Omphalos, a concave chamber that warps and multiplies reflections. The sculpture builds upon many of Kapoor's artistic themes, although many tourists simply view the sculpture and its unique reflective properties as a photo-taking opportunity.

 

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Taken on August 29, 2008