The public sculpture known as The Bean in Chicago’s Millennium Park is probably one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The sculpture is made up of 168 seamless stainless steel plates which are highly polished, and it measures 33 by 66 by 42 feet. Because of its reflective properties it is a wildly popular place to photograph. I managed to capture the shot above as this young man was trying out various maneuvers while being photographed by a friend.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, my husband fulfilled a promise to my daughter to take her to Chicago to see a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. This was strategically planned so my husband could see his team, the SF Giants, play against the Chicago Cubs. Despite being the hottest Memorial Day on record, we ventured out to museums, took an architectural boat tour, visited Oak Park to view Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio, and strolled through Millennium Park. One of my favorite views was from our hotel window in downtown Chicago. I loved seeing the combination of the modern architecture intermixed with the old.
This spring I traveled south to the University of Georgia campus in Griffin to attend a retirement party for my dear friend, Malgorzata. She was showered with flowers, gifts, balloons and of course, well wishes. I managed to capture this shot as a couple of graduate students were loading up Malgorzata’s car.