After NYC and LA, Chicago is the busiest city in United States. In 2012 Chicago is listed seventh in Global City Index (info from Wiki). Why not? It is one of the most beautiful metro areas I have seen. The Millennium Park is an icon. AT&T plaza in the park has an unusual and beautiful public sculpture.
Nicknamed as The Bean this sculpture is made of highly polished stainless steel plates and reflects city's skyline. At times the colorful sky reflected makes it look like something out of this world. People can walk underneath which looks like a navel. It is designed by Indian-British Anish Kapoor and the design is inspired by liquid mercury. You know? like a giant drop of mercury. Its interesting shape and the reflection provides great opportunities for photography.
I visited Chicago quite sometime ago and I never happened to post some detailed post on this. I was here late afternoon. Otherwise, there are numerous night photography opportunities here. The sculpture looks golden in the artificial light. The artist's vision just amazes me. How could anyone just visualize something virtually? There are many others architectural wonders in Chicago. One of them is the skyline itself. Every year one tallest building in the world comes up! When I took a boat tour I happened to see many of them.
I am a history buff. I love to visit the ancient architectural marvels. But, when I see these modern my-time architectural beauties I am speechless!
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