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.