CHICAGO — Last May was the first time I had ever seen Chicago's Millennium Park.
The park was built over the Metra rail yard at the north end of Chicago's Grant Park. Although I enjoy run-down rail yards to a strangely high degree, even I can admit that Millennium Park is fantastic. And it seems to be loved by locals and tourists alike.
Anyway, I like Frank Gehry's concert pavilion and the giant LED faces of Crown Fountain. But my favorite part of the park is Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture, which locals seem to call "the Bean."
Last weekend, I saw the 110-ton Bean at night for the first time, reflecting the evening skyline. It's hard to take a bad picture of this thing.