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Chicago Chilly Bean

Listed under Modern Monuments in Chicago, United States.

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Photo by Sherry Ott
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This is one Chilly Bean!  While in Chicago I braved the cold windy weather (yes, it is called the windy city and they aren’t lying!) to go see Millennium park and the ‘Bean’ sculpture.  However, that’s not it’s real name…it’s the nickname those crazy Chicagoans gave to it.  It’s birth name is The Cloud Gate and it is quite unique.  Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high and weighing 110 tons.  But forget the stats…what does this mean to you?

It means that it’s really fun to photograph.

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Written by  Sherry Ott.

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