Chicago is such a great town. And I’m lucky enough to have a close friend living there! Over the past fifteen years I’ve been able to explore the many facets of this fantastic midwestern city. One of the newer spots that tourists congregate is the Bean in Millennium Park.
It’s a unique spot in The Loop that includes the gorgeous Frank Gehry designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Stainless steel ribbons float over the outdoor concert space where Chicagoans gather for classical picnics and starry nights. The Bean or as it is officially called, Cloud Gate, designed by Anish Kapoor, is also made of stainless steel plates that were polished for a seamless effect. It reflects the architecture and the sky for some very beautiful and fun photographic captures! (see above!) Depending on the season, the many gardens, including the Lurie, surrounding the park may be abloom for exploring and The Art Institute is right there too! Check out the current Picasso exhibit.
While there are many great pieces of architecture to see in Chicago, Millennium Park is a fun spot with great views of the city. A quick walk takes you to The Loop or the lakefront. And on a gorgeous day you just might like to sneak a nap in the Lurie Garden. Enjoy!