Sunday, December 27, 2009

Weekend Reflections--Cloud Gate



 
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Even though I have been back from my trip to Chicago for almost a week now, I have finally had time to go through my pictures and this week I will be posting a few of them. These pictures seemed perfect for the Weekend Reflections meme and even though it doesn't look like a Christmas reflection, the pictures were taken right before Christmas so I hope that is OK with James! This is the Cloud Gate sculpture located in Millenium Park in downtown Chicago. It was very cloudy, windy (of course) and cold that day. The first picture gives you an idea of how big it is. I am one of the little dots way back there in the distance. The second shot shows me taking a picture of myself from a little closer. You can see some snow on the ground, the ice skating rink and Michigan Avenue behind me. The third shot is me right up there next to the sculpture. I had to take one of my gloves off to be able to operate my camera and by the time I took that last picture, I could barely feel my fingers. Thanks goodness for ear muffs!

14 comments:

Steffe said...

Love the first shot. And also great to see a few self portraits!

PAK said...

I like such reflective objects, but they arn't popular... I have only self-portrait in glass ball.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I thought I recognised that from seeing it on various Chicago blogs. It is limiting when you have to de-glove to photograph - know that for myself.

Cezar and Léia said...

how sweet you are in these pictures, it's so cool! ;)
wow this place is wonderful, Cezar told me he knows this place because he visited Chicago last year ( for business reason ) but he had a very good impression of Chicago!
I hope someday visit there as well!
hugs
Léia

allhorsestuff said...

OH!! That is too too cool! Cute to see you there as well!
KK

Vogon Poet said...

Love the sculpture, the reflections are very good and the self portraits perfect! Nice post.

eileeninmd said...

Cool reflections! Great to see you too in the reflection.

James said...

These are great Lois. Every time I see this sculpture I want to go to Chicago and take a picture of it. You couldn't ask for a better subject for Weekend Reflections.

mbkatc230 said...

These are great! I love the first shot, what a neat sculpture and so perfect for the reflection. Chicago is such a great place, but I bet you were cold! Kathy

Louis la Vache said...

Great choice for the meme, Lois!

JM said...

I'm a big fan of Anish Kapoor, love all his work. These are some great shots, Lois!

Clytie said...

This is a wonderful sculpture, and I love the reflection of yourself that you caught!!!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

This and the living sculptures just below were some of our fave sights on our trip.

Lisa Wilson said...

Very cool and unusual for a reflection post!