Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cloud Gate

I went to Chicago. I hadn't been there since grad school. Actually, I did return after that. When The Harpoonist got married. But that was many years ago.

It was bigger than I remembered, and I still admired the grand scale of it all. It was cold, and snowed. I saw the L train and the Art Institute and the skyscrapers.

I hadn't been there since Millennium Park was built, so this was my first time seeing the Frank Gehry-designed pavilion, Cloud Gate, pictured here, and Crown Fountain.

I liked the bean the best. A giant glob of frozen mercury. A floating reflection of Narcissus's pool. A woman's pelvis, tilted.