Heads in the Cloud

The Cloud Gate artwork in Millennium Park is amazing – beautifully simple, but it attracts and engages people with modern art in a way I’ve never seen before. The polished steel creates a superb reflective surface that not only captures to beautiful Chicago skyline but also is great fun to play around with your own reflection – a bit like those ‘hall of mirror’ attractions you used to find in old fairgrounds. We had fun not only with our own reflections but also with our bikes – why should they be left out of the party?! The locals have affectionately renamed the work designed by British sculptor Anish Kapoor ‘The Bean’, at $23 million to create, it certainly didn’t come cheap – but from what we saw in our brief visit it was money well spent.

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