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2012/218: Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate is something I’ve been wanting to see for years, and this summer we finally took the time to stop in Chicago to see it. Not a lot of time because it was soooo hot and humid out, even at 9 or 10 am, when we were there (the bright side was that we didn’t have to sacrifice one of the kids to pay the outrageous parking fee 😉 )
Cloud Gate is really amazing, and if you’re anywhere near Chicago, it’s worth the time to go see it.

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14 responses

  1. You got some great shots of this! And not many people were there to get in the pics. Great job! I love Chicago.

    14. August, 2012 at 11:12

    • Thanks, Bonnie. I think we got lucky and were there early enough to avoid most of the people. I can’t stand a crowd of people in my pictures LOL

      14. August, 2012 at 11:27

  2. What cool views, Ms. Michaela!

    14. August, 2012 at 16:40

    • Thank you very much! Such a cool bean thingie 🙂

      14. August, 2012 at 16:42

  3. I’d forgotten that’s what it’s called. I saw it and thought, “The Bean!!” lol! You got some marvelous shots. I really, really like the last one where it seems nestled in the greenery. 🙂

    15. August, 2012 at 18:49

    • Thanks, Robin 🙂
      I didn’t even KNOW what it was called!!! LOL
      That last shot was on our way back to the car, and when I saw the bean peeking through the trees, I just HAD to take a picture.

      16. August, 2012 at 08:49

  4. very interesting, too bad it wasn’t;’t there when i lived in chicago. love the reflection of you!

    16. August, 2012 at 08:15

    • Well now you have an excuse to visit Chicago, just to see the bean!
      And that’s not me, btw. 😉

      16. August, 2012 at 08:51

  5. doreen3boys

    looks like a bike helmet in the 1st pic, lol. Interesting structure…was it worth the wait? and yay for no crowds, the pics are awesome!

    17. August, 2012 at 09:33

    • Yes, it was definitely worth the wait….just wish it hadn’t been so darn hot and humid.
      Thanks, Doreen!

      17. August, 2012 at 09:40

  6. Your nice photos show why this giant sculpture is fantastic. I hope I will be able to see it too one day…..

    17. August, 2012 at 17:00

  7. So cool!!! Fantastic shots. I want to go there so bad. You are lucky that it was a sunny day. No close ups or selfies?

    29. August, 2012 at 05:47

    • Thanks, Becky. We were lucky with the weather during that whole vacation 🙂
      I hope you do make it there one day, it’s such a cool think to see!
      I don’t think I got any closer-ups than these….and the third photo is as close to a selfie as I got 😉

      29. August, 2012 at 05:54

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