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!

June 08, 2011 11:06 AM
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Laurie Martinez
South Orange County Real Estate
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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.

June 08, 2011 11:20 AM
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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.

June 08, 2011 11:23 AM
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Valerie Zinger
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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

June 08, 2011 11:33 AM
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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.

June 08, 2011 12:58 PM
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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.

June 08, 2011 01:06 PM
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Michael Delaware
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Troxel Realty Co. LLC

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.

June 08, 2011 01:30 PM
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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

June 08, 2011 05:42 PM
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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. 

June 08, 2011 06:33 PM
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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!

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

June 08, 2011 07:50 PM
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Ted Tyrrell
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DFH Real Estate Ltd.

Valerie, you and hundreds of others are in that photo. Interesting study in modern art!

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

June 08, 2011 08:24 PM
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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.

June 08, 2011 10:11 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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Very cool Valerie.  I used to live in Chicago but I never saw this.  Love it.

June 08, 2011 11:08 PM
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William Johnson
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Hi Valerie, This is how much stomach feels sometimes, LOL. Really though, a great presentation. 

June 08, 2011 11:33 PM
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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.   

June 09, 2011 06:30 AM
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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

June 09, 2011 07:19 PM
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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!

June 09, 2011 11:49 PM
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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. 

June 10, 2011 06:32 AM
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