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The finest public art

For your delectation, ladies and gentlemen, here’s the loveliest piece of public art I’ve seen in a long time. In the middle of the Chicago, a long strip of land near the coast of Lake Michigan was reclaimed – it used to be railway sidings, but was converted into a Millennium Park. (It was finished four years late and over budget, but that’s another story.)

Anyway, amongst the many attractions of this welcome green space in the City is this stunning piece of public art. Entitled “Cloud Gate” – but everyone calls it The Bean – it is made of highly polished stainless steel. And it is lovely. I want one in my town.

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  1. This is really amazing! I thought landmarks like the Cloud Gate can only be seen on futuristic movies or by 20 years from now. I love how it creates a panoramic view of the whole place through its reflection.

  2. This is such an amazing landmark. One of the most unique and spectacular man made wonders. I like its shape and the location is just perfect. I wish I could visit it once.