A Bean in the City -- Andie Walk #4

I'm happy to have arrived at this point in Andie's @ukandie1 and my walk. We went around the Bean (aka officially Cloud Gate) taking photos from different points of view. I decided to post this one first as it gives a context for what the Bean looks like as you walk up to it from the east with the skyline behind it. The reflections of course are more interesting from the other side. Holiday weekend ahead!
Here's Andie's b&w treatment -- love how differently they look! https://365project.org/ukandie1/365/2017-12-23
@ukandie1 We made it to the Bean! I'm assuming this was the next stop...and then the tree...and then the colonnade ... and then the theater? This was sort of a two-fer as the tree is visible.
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Picture perfect ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
posted December 22nd, 2017  
I wonder what the idea of having a large bean in the middle of a city is? Encouraging vegetarianism? Or perhaps growth? The bean grows into a large plant! Makes a pretty night exposure!
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Loveing this Taffy and really enjoying your walk with Andie! Gorgeous image! Fav!
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Glad you made it to the Bean! This is so colourful and detailed. Loving all the lights in their myriad bright shades.
posted December 22nd, 2017  
This is really cool! Love those star burst at the bottom right! fav
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Great to see this lit up at night Fav
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Gosh, what a sky line and as for that bean!!!
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Beautiful -- I love this -- the busyness of all the lights and then the smooth calm of the bean -- A wonderful composition ! fav
posted December 22nd, 2017  
I am in awe of the beautiful reflections upon the Bean :)
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Favtastic :)
posted December 22nd, 2017  
I love the contrast of the huge shiny sculptural shape against the linear patterning of the high rise buildings
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Fascinating shot. Fav
posted December 22nd, 2017  
wow, gorgeous shot, fav
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Fantastic shot! Now I understand what the Bean is - what a wonderful feature for your city!
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Beautiful shot...love the pov, lights, reflections
posted December 22nd, 2017  
A gorgeous, cheerful image.
posted December 22nd, 2017  
That is an interesting bean. Your night shot is beautiful, Taffy.
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Beautiful shot! Bean is interesting
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Very cool. The Bean is a must see for all who bidirectional Chicago! I love this perspective and view! Fav!
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Makes a real statement! Lovely reflections
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Love that bean. Such an architectural contrast to all the straight lines of the high rises.
posted December 22nd, 2017  
The bean is gorgeous at night! You've captured it beautifully!
posted December 22nd, 2017  
A stunning capture
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Fabulous shot! Nobody does night time cityscapes like you do. Faved
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Wonderful shot
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Stunning!
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Wow must take your breath away .
posted December 22nd, 2017  
I still can't figure out how a bean is highlighted in Chicago and not Boston?
Beautiful composition! FAV!
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Such a great city scene - love the colors and starbursts! Those buildings are so beautiful all lit up. Must be quite a sight when you are right there. Fav.
posted December 22nd, 2017  
Lovely night scene. The bean looks amazing, I would love to see it in person.
posted December 23rd, 2017  
Excellent capture
posted December 23rd, 2017  
looks like candyland
posted December 23rd, 2017  
brochure quality shot, miss taffy. aces!
posted December 23rd, 2017  
those starbursts are glorious
posted December 23rd, 2017  
Thank you for showing us your beautiful city! fav
posted December 23rd, 2017  
Nice shot. The red building makes an interesting feature.
posted December 23rd, 2017  
Awesome!
posted December 23rd, 2017  
A fantastic night shot with so much to look at. I like the curved lines of the Bean against the straight and angular lines of the background buildings.
posted December 23rd, 2017  
Love this on black. Love the bean, especially with those festive reflections.
posted December 23rd, 2017  
Terrific city skyline shot.
posted December 23rd, 2017  
Love that skyline
posted December 23rd, 2017  
So much to like in this photo--light flares, holiday lights, night cityscape. Fav.
posted December 23rd, 2017  
This is fabulous! so sharp!
posted December 23rd, 2017  
The array of lights is so cool in this shot! Nicely done!
posted December 23rd, 2017  
@skipt07 It's original title, Cloud Gate, I think is about the reflection, but The Bean is what it looks like and that's the name that stuck. I'm guessing Boston is eating its heart out!
posted December 24th, 2017  
The Bean is a beauty at night, with all those brightly lit buildings behind it. Iconic!
posted December 24th, 2017  
This was my fav angle of the been at night too, I love how it shows off the bean with the context of the city behind it. But so as to not duplicate yours I am going to post a fill the frame shot, just having an inner battle between the color shot and the mono at the moment!
posted December 24th, 2017  
@ukandie1 You should post the one you want to have in your album! I have about 2 more Bean shots I'd like to post if we 'hang out' in this spot another day. We HAVE to go to the Pier one night!! LOTS to photograph there if it's warm enough!
posted December 24th, 2017  
@taffy I totally agree about Navy Pier. As you may well know they are like the tripod police there, so you have to just plead ignorant and be a little sneaky. There is a great shot to be had from on top of the parking garage, I just have to remember how to get to it. I took a shot from there back in 2015 https://365project.org/ukandie1/365/2015-09-22
posted December 24th, 2017  
Fantastic! Love the colors.
posted December 25th, 2017  
Incredible picture.
posted December 25th, 2017  
I was going to post a photo of The Bean. Now that I have seen this one, so glad I didn't
posted December 25th, 2017  
Wonderful to see the Bean in its context. Fav :-)
posted December 25th, 2017  
I like this!
posted December 27th, 2017  
Your photos are always amazing. I can leave here for a while and come back and know what is yours without seeing your name. Great photo with so much detail. The lighting is amazing as always. FAV
posted December 28th, 2017  
Congratulations on this being #1 on the TT this werk! Fabulous!
posted December 31st, 2017  
Congrats on the top of the TT this week. Well deserved. :)
posted January 1st, 2018  
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