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The Neo Monoliths of Chicago

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Chicago's Millennium Park is a great place for photography. There are several cool things there, and one of them is this giant video wall. It has this strange glass brick-like covering and shows unusual images of people softly smiling at you. It reminds me a bit of big brother, as if there is a tiny camera behind there that the government is using to ensure that your park activity is appropriate.

I waited quite a while for some people to stand in front of the thing so I could capture a sense of scale. Then, by luck, a man and his young son walked up to it, which gave the perfect look. Furthermore, it was lucky that this part of the video loop was on the screen, since it was one of my favorites and probably mimicked the reaction of the guy standing there watching it.

from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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  1. TimLiss 74 months ago | reply

    amazing shot
    seen in your great book

  2. havecoffeewilltravel 73 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Top 20 pictures of illinois, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. justDONQUE.images 73 months ago | reply

    very impressive..clearly a work by a master.....

  4. electrozity8 71 months ago | reply

    These are the coolist things ever, they're like miving living faces and they shoot water.

  5. HeadPhotography 70 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Chicago: Photos that'll blow you away, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. twoGiraffe 66 months ago | reply

    Lol. Don't get too close. 3 people got eaten last week.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  7. Earth2428 63 months ago | reply

    That Awesome

  8. Jim Purcell 58 months ago | reply

    This is one really COOL photo!

  9. Toni F. Mestres 57 months ago | reply

    A wonderful shot seen in

    Please tag your photo with "Street Passion Award"

    e apparirà così:

  10. elisa_mikel 55 months ago | reply

    excellent shot!! :D

  11. kazandji 52 months ago | reply

    Magnifique !

  12. Dino Royo 51 months ago | reply

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  13. Ivan Carmona 49 months ago | reply

    Love the whole shot and composition..

  14. nnommad 47 months ago | reply

    This is a beautiful photo. What you and others may not know is that this video sculpture is at its best in the summer. The images on display are of (I think 1,000) different Chicagoans. Each goes through a series of facial expressions that ultimately end in an "O." When this happens, a stream of water sprays from the "O" into a very shallow pool area between the two columns. It's a great sight on a hot summer day, and people are encouraged to splash away in the cool water.

  15. webeagle12 45 months ago | reply

    nice capture

  16. Richard Bledsoe [deleted] 19 months ago | reply

    Your photo is being used commercially by a real estate company. See this URL: www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/photos-of-chicago-will-make-...

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