Designed by Sir Anish Kapoor, this stainless steel landmark has become an iconic location in Chicago. It's also the perfect location for a shot with a singular person — just make sure to get there early to beat the crowds!
Wide-angle lens (16mm)
Umbrella or jacket (pending the weather)
How to get there
N41° 52' 57.6372"W87° 37' 24.6612"
This image was taken in Millennium Park from the west side of The Bean, which is also known as Cloud Gate.
If you're walking from Michigan Avenue, walk up the steps toward the park's entrance. Once at The Bean, walk toward the ledge so that you're overlooking the skating rink and restaurant (to the west) to get this perspective of the sculpture.
- Millennium Stattion (via SSL or ME lines)
- Head south on Michigan Avenue and the park will be on your left
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