It’s unusual to have Chicago’s Cloud Gate sculpture – or the Bean, as it is affectionately known – to oneself.
Located in Millennium Park, the Bean is extremely popular with tourists as a photo-taking opportunity for its unique reflective properties. It was the reason I was there at sunrise on this particular Monday morning. Unfortunately, the rising sun was masked by a thick layer of pale gray clouds – there would be no golden light and blue skies to play off its shiny silver surfaces.
But still – there were the sinuous curves and kaleidoscope effects and the Windy City, reflected.
And it was all mine.