The Bean

Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park

I visited Chicago’s happy place yesterday, Cloud Gate in Millennium Park and captured this image. Many cities likely have such places – those where everyone who congregates wears a smile. Yet some places seem to only produce half a smile for visitors. Sometimes people visit already in good spirits. And others visit parks a bit grouchy, and the chosen festive location only half lives up to its job. But this magical place, “The Bean,” always seems to make everyone smile. Everywhere you look, people seem in absolute delight. Who knew something colloquially named after a vegetable could create such wonder?

The Bean, Cloudgate, Millennium Park, Chicago Illinois
The Bean (Cloud Gate, Chicago Millennium Park)