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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.

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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