Wordless Wednesday - Life is Swirling Around Us

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Photo Explanation:  Life is Swirling Around Us Taken at Millennium Park, Chicago.  This is inside the Cloud Gate or aka The Bean.  It is a fascinating piece of art and interactive with everyone who approaches it.  I am in the photo.  Howver, sometime you need to be reminded that you are not the centre of the universe - that life is all around us, coming and going.

 

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Chris Ann Cleland
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Now that is a cool photograph.  Well done!

Jun 08, 2011 11:06 AM #16
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Laurie Martinez
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Great photograph.  I have to admit, some days the inside of my head feels like that photo as well, with so much going on.

Jun 08, 2011 11:20 AM #17
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Valerie Zinger
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Thanks Charlie.  I thought it would be kind of neat.

Chris Ann:  Thanks.  I am just about to do another post just to point out that I was really there.

Jun 08, 2011 11:23 AM #18
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Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
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Laurie:  It is going to be the equivalent of 110 out today with the humidex.   With just 5 minutes outside everything in the heat waves seems to swirl  Was it just a couple of weeks ago that I complained about the cold, followed by the rain then the complaints about the cloudy days.   Is there a pattern?  LOL

Jun 08, 2011 11:33 AM #19
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Shar Sitter
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I go to Chicago about every 4  months. Love it there...so much to see and do.

Jun 08, 2011 12:58 PM #20
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Valerie Zinger
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Shar:  It is terrific.  You must have family there.   The shopping is so good.  I would be well dressed but so poor.

Jun 08, 2011 01:06 PM #21
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Michael Delaware
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Okay, now with your second photo it makes more sense what we are looking at.  Kind of looks like it is from outer space, doesn't it?  Like some 50's Sci-Fi.

Jun 08, 2011 01:30 PM #22
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
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Valeria,

I have heard great things about the bean in Chicago. It was put there after I moved to Texas and I hear many good things, from many people about it. I haven't seen any photo like the one you took in the first shot and I absolutely love it!

Thanks! I'm glad I got to see your great photograph!

Patricia

Jun 08, 2011 05:42 PM #23
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Valerie Zinger
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Mcihael:  I was just thinking that Dr, Who was out there needed a guide back to earth....

Patricia:  You are so welcome.  I was with a group and we stayed there for almost 30 minutes enjoying the views and the kids that were having so much fun with The Bean. 

Jun 08, 2011 06:33 PM #24
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Nancy Conner
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What a fascinating picture - and it looks like it would keep kids and adults alike pretty intrigued for quite a while!

Jun 08, 2011 07:20 PM #25
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Valerie Zinger
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Nancy:  It is very entertaining.  Kids love it. 

Jun 08, 2011 07:50 PM #26
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Ted Tyrrell
DFH Real Estate Ltd. - Victoria, BC
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Valerie, you and hundreds of others are in that photo. Interesting study in modern art!

Jun 08, 2011 08:08 PM #27
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Valerie Zinger
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Ted:  It a great visit to the Millennium Park.  Some tours area worth it.

Jun 08, 2011 08:24 PM #28
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Chris Smith
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Very interesting Valerie, I love this type of sculpture, I liked your shot from a distance to give me more perspective also.

Jun 08, 2011 10:11 PM #29
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Very cool Valerie.  I used to live in Chicago but I never saw this.  Love it.

Jun 08, 2011 11:08 PM #30
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Hi Valerie, This is how much stomach feels sometimes, LOL. Really though, a great presentation. 

Jun 08, 2011 11:33 PM #31
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Valerie Zinger
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Chris:  From the first photo there is no way to conceptualize what the sculpture looks like.  I am glad you appreciated the second photo.

Debbie:  It was installed somewhere around 2006.  So, where were you 5 years ago? 

William:  Thanks/  I was not sure how the photo would turn out as there was not a lot of time to set up the photo to check and retake.  Two groups of school children had just arrived and were rushing around.   

Jun 09, 2011 06:30 AM #32
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Kathy Clulow
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Valerie - great photo and follow up photo ..... a great way to depict that we are all caught up in the whirlwind of life that ebs and flows all around us ..... I love It ..... a sculpture that make you think about more than just the sculpture

Jun 09, 2011 07:19 PM #33
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Debbie Atwood
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Valerie - that is a great photo and like #1 I also was trying to find you in the bean!

Jun 09, 2011 11:49 PM #34
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Valerie Zinger
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Kathy:  This sculpture is so appealing to everyone - kids and adulst alike.

Debbie:  You will have to look at the follow-up post that I did after this challenge. 

Jun 10, 2011 06:32 AM #35
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