Be(an)ing Escher

Posted: May 24, 2016 in Miscellaneous
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I’ve taken you on the train from Naperville into “the city”, AKA Chicago. We’ve seen the urban canyonlands and a few items from the Art Institute of Chicago.  Last week, I shared photos of the Bean from around the outside.  The reflections of the sky, buildings, and people are amazing.  But get under the Bean and everything looks different.  From a quirky distortion of its surroundings you’re taken into the land of M.C. Escher (or into section of the circus fun house with the funky mirrors.)

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Fantastic! I’m even more determined to see it now.

  2. v4vikey says:

    Amazing place to go!

  3. Tish Farrell says:

    Oh that’s amazing. I’ve long been convinced that Anish Kapoor is something of shaman. He likes us to join him in states of altered reality.

    • Tish, I like that it’s so different from different places and angles. I haven’t seen any of his other pieces in person, but from what I’ve seen online, I think the Bean is my favorite.


  4. very nice shots, Janet.

  5. macmsue says:

    Now that certainly gives a weird view of things.

  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    These are fantastic images, Janet, and the first one is a show-stopper. Very other-worldly. Good job!

  7. Great vantage point and that first image has me returning and returning. Well done.

  8. Laura says:

    I have only see this on TV but what amazing views you have here. I must visit someday.

  9. thirdeyemom says:

    Super cool shots!

  10. Really cool shots. Love them

  11. pommepal says:

    Oh my that is mind boggling.

  12. Amy says:

    Very cool, Janet! Great shot!

  13. I had a lot of fun one afternoon a few years ago in Chicago taking pictures of The Bean. This post brings back some good memories.

  14. ms. diplomacy says:

    So cool! I spent hours at the Bean shooting and watching people. Thanks for sharing and bringing back my memories.

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