Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chicago and The Bean

I just got back from Chicago for work. While most of the time we were stuck in the convention center, we were able to get out the first night and see some sites!

We visited Cloud Gate, otherwise known as "The Bean." The Bean is a sculpture made by Anish Kapoor and sits in Millennium Park. It bends the cityscape beautifully in the seamless surface and creates a House-of-Mirrors-effect on the viewer's body, and is so large you can walk underneath it. With all the people visiting The Bean, it reminded me how much people, like birds, are attracted to shiny objects.

I was also able to go to a three-story Old Navy that had a maternity section! It was so nice to be able to try on clothes and just put them back on the rack instead of shipping them back. I ended up getting a pair of shorts—I hate buying shorts to begin with, so maternity shorts really had me bothered!

All in all, it was a good trip, but I was very glad to come home.

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