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Comments (16)

Pennington Geis on January 15, 2012

Very appealing light-play abstract. Nice work.

Bits-n-Pieces on January 15, 2012

Thanks Penny! Its a fascinating sculpture. One could spend hours, in all seasons and all times of day, capturing the constant changes to the reflections it provides. The view up underneath the Bean is almost like being in the middle of a kaleidoscope. Great fun!

Itallica on January 15, 2012

sooo coooool!

diannemcd on January 15, 2012

WOW I want to go there......this is an amazing one. :-)

tmoj on January 16, 2012

Hi Kamalyn,

that's really fascinating. The image looks fine, but my imagination was not good enough to figure out what it looks likein real life. I tried to Google it - is this from inside? Iguess I have to get to Chicago one of these days and experience it myself.

Best wishes, Timo

kamalyn on January 17, 2012

Hi Tery, Di, and Timo - we thanks you! ;) (I'm feeling too lazy to re-sign-in...)

It's sure worth a visit Di! But if you make it there, there sure are a lot of other spots in North America you've got to see!

Thanks Timo! The catch about seeing the underside is that because of the curved reflective surfaces that reflect and reflect on each other, it's seems impossible to get a photo that really shows the shape! You can see some of the surfaces curving up in the inside, sort of forming a tube that terminates in the flat circular panel in the center of the photo. It's rather anatomical....This sculpture website has some good information and photos of it.

But yup, you guessed it: you rally have to go there and see it yourself. And bring lots of memory cards!

Pennington Geis on January 17, 2012

I have to add this to my next trip to the Windy City!

diannemcd on January 17, 2012

Thanks for the link k it is truly amazing. I really cant see us getting over there, but one has to dream, maybe lotto tomorrow night....:-)

Itallica on March 7, 2012

Bits this looks so great on a full computer screen!!

Bits-n-Pieces on March 9, 2012

Thanks Tery! Lol, this little photo sure appreciated the comment after its neighbor started getting everyone else's attention!

Nottincommand1 on March 17, 2012

Interesting shot. All the distortion created from a polished surface gives it a surreal effect. Well done.

Konstantin Khrapko on March 21, 2012


Bits-n-Pieces on March 25, 2012

Hi geomancer - Thanks! The view up when under the Bean is definitely surreal!

Thanks Konstantin. Cheers.

bob vivalafantasia on March 28, 2012


Eva Lewitus on December 13, 2012

Absolutely fascinating. L !

Bits-n-Pieces on January 6, 2013

Thanks so much bob/vivalafantasia and eva! Eva, it's well worth a trip to visit this sculpture. It's quite a challenge to capture it photographically!

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Photo taken in Millennium Park, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Millennium Park

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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2012/01/10 18:32:35
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