Visiting Chicago wouldn't be enough without the customary selfie or photo opp with the art installation called Cloud Gate, or popularly know as The Bean. And that's coming from a traveler unless a local would say otherwise. It is but one of the many art installations in Millenium Park, located on North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. It was somewhat of a walk, 15 minutes from where we were staying, not too bad if it weren't only from the frigid weather. We figured that walking would let us appreciate the beauty of the metropolis more than taking a taxi or Uber. So off we hiked 0.6 miles of pedestrian lanes.
The Cloud Gate or The Bean is the product of Indian-Born British sculptor Anish Kapoor. Since its formal dedication in 2006, The Bean has taken a life of its own, being renowned locally and internationally, and somewhat became synonymous to Chicago, like the Statue of Liberty to New York, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, The Grand Canyon of Arizona, and so forth. And being up close, despite the frostbites in blizzardy January 2016, I get to cross it off in my bucket-list.