Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Snapshot


Saturday Snapshots is hosted by Alyce at   At Home With Books.

 Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean is in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago.

 Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work installed in the United States.
The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.

Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.
 You can just see us in the middle - I'm wearing green




We spotted this wedding party coming to get their photos taken of their rather unusual outfits, well maybe not so unusual for Chicago.


12 comments:

  1. Ha! Love the wedding shots. The guys look like gangsters from the '30's.

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  2. Awesome shots! I do love interesting sculptures, and these do qualify....

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  3. What great shots. Looks like you had some fun.

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  4. Wow! I love it! What a strange visual twist! I'd have loved being their! You got terrific shots ... some gangsta wedding, huh?

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  5. It's always fun to stumble upon a wedding party - this one seems pretty unique!

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  6. Wow, that's neat! Kind of like a fun house mirror.

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  7. LOL Wonder what in the world was the inspiration for the guys to dress up like gangsters? :)

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  8. That is such a cool piece of art! I hope I get to visit someday. I like the last shot, not only for the wedding party, but the perspective on the art.

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  9. Fun shots-- thanks for sharing with us!

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  10. What a wonderful perspective--the reflections are awesome!

    Here's my Snapshot.

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  11. Looks like a popular spot for wedding shots.

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  12. Looks like the perfect place to take unique and fun photos!

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