Cloud Gate (affectionately known and henceforth referred to as “The Bean”) is a decidedly shiny sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park created by artist Anish Kapoor. After going on a super duper fun Segway tour in and around Grant Park in Chicago in August, 2011, my mom and I took a jaunt through Millennium Park specifically to see The Bean. It is very very cool and is the quintessential “selfie” spot. Click HERE to read an entertaining and well-written blog post about The Bean by HuffPo art writer, Daniel Maidman.
(As an aside, if you ever have a chance to go on a Segway tour – in Chicago or ANYWHERE – DO IT! It is SO much fun)!!!