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Daughter took a trip to Chicago with her school band last week. She took the camera with and filled it with photos of her friends and the local landmarks. Her favorite thing in Chicago out of what she describes as an all-around fun trip was The Bean.

The Bean is a highly reflective stainless steel bean-shaped sculpture in Chicago’s Millenium Park. It’s not actually called The Bean, although if you Google “the bean chicago,” the first site on the list brings you right to an official description of the sculpture.  Its real name is Cloud Gate and it was designed by artist Anish Kapoor.

Daughter’s fascination with the sculpture was due to its reflective qualities, which made for good photographic opportunities. Another bonus was that she and the other kids could get up-close and personal with it, including being able to walk underneath it and touch it. Art at its finest.

Here are some of Daughter’s photos of The Bean.

Cloud Gate (The Bean) by Anish Kapoor

Cloud Gate (The Bean) by Anish Kapoor

Even birds can hang out on The Bean. (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor)

Even birds can hang out on The Bean. (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor)

Cloud Gate (The Bean) by Anish Kapoor

Cloud Gate (The Bean) by Anish Kapoor

Touching The Bean (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor)

Touching The Bean (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor)

Inside The Bean (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor)

Inside The Bean (Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor)

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