Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chicago City Sights: Cloud Gate

Two weeks ago today was my 34th birthday. I am a huge fan of birthdays and usually celebrate for more than just the one day. As I am in the midst of completing the last few weeks of my master of arts degree program, we took a short break over the weekend to celebrate in Chicago. We spent the night at the Intercontinental on Michigan Avenue, which was a perfect location for walking everywhere we wanted to go. 

There are a few sites we almost always visit when we head to Chicago and the Cloud Gate, or the "Bean" in Millennium Park is one of them. This is one of my favorite places to visit, especially when the weather is warmer. Over the weekend we lucked out with 50 degree temperatures and the sun was shinning so it was a great weekend to enjoy the outdoors.

The Cloud Gate is one of my favorite sights to see because it is a modern art piece that people love to interact with and I love to stand back to enjoy that atmosphere. Visitors surround the sculpture, taking photos of their reflections or using it as a backdrop. People walk under it and take photos from different angles as the inside somewhat resembles a fun house mirror. I've seen a variety of unique shots that people take either of themselves in the reflection or of friends and family. I love to see people interact and have so much fun with a piece of art work. No matter how many times I visit, it just never gets old for me. And you can't miss that great reflection of the Chicago city skyline! 



Cloud Gate at Millennium Park

And of course I took a picture in front of it as well, because I just had to show off my new favorite coat! I love the royal blue and I can't get enough of it!


What's a favorite spot you always visit in your local city?

8 comments:

  1. That coat is a beautiful color!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. Thanks! I love it! I've been addicted to royal blue lately.

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  2. Love that blue! We are just in the middle of planning a trip to Chicago for July. That is a really cool spot to go, I also like the water feature near there that has the faces...Chicago is so fun!

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    1. Thanks! The water fountains are fun, especially in the summer watching children playing in it.

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  3. I've been to Chicago about four times and still haven't gotten to visit the bean. We tried to go this time, but the parking was so crazy.

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    1. Parking in Chicago is insane! Limited spots and what is available is extremely expensive! We usually get there by walking on our way somewhere else. I'm glad you had a great visit! The best thing about Chicago is the food!

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