Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Magic Bean




20 comments:

puppybrose said...

whoa.

puppybrose said...

is that a bean? or a pod?

wait wait, don't tell me -- it's a giant silver representation of the part of a woman's anatomy that rhymes with...Dolores.

puppybrose said...

very cool and/or intriguing addition to Chicago's landscape. is this your way of enticing more folks to sign up for the "meet 'n greet" next year?

can i really be the only one who's noticed these pictures? or am i the ONLY one who can see these pictures?? hey, maybe that bean is magic, after all. ; )

Sar said...

Is a magical bean like magical fruit?

ariel said...

reflections! I love the last one the most.

Jenna Howard said...

ooh. shiny.

Doug said...

Neva, I need to check your sister's book again.

Both are musical, Sar.

Me too, Ariel. It's not the best photo of the bean but it's the best reflection.

Jenna, sorry for the distraction.

the amoeba said...

Where's Cecil? :P

TLP said...

I missed that bean when we where there about three years back. I'm gonna be sure to see it next March.

Minka said...

I second Ariel...the last one is fantastic. So you are travelling, who is holding your leash?

Minka said...

I just hope that the person that polishes it has a climbing license!

AsianSmiles said...

lol. love minka's comment. i also wonder what they use for polishing? windex? looks like they use boxfuls of it.

Joel said...

...the aliens have landed.

quilly said...

No, Amoeba -- where's Jack? Clearly this is a magic bean!

the amoeba said...

Magic bean? Oh, is it now? Fee, fi, fo, fum, I smell the blood of a Chicago-un.

actonbell said...

Cool! Are these baby pictures?

Thanks for posting these:)

I Dive At Night said...

A shiny, pretty, smooth, and glossy surface to reflect a twisted and distorted image of the things behind the observer. What did the artist call it, "The Media"?

But seriously, I like it. Jenna took my first response.

puppybrose said...

i forgot... you don't watch Seinfeld, do you? because if you did, not only would you know what i'm talking about, you'd laugh. at least i think you'd laugh... ; )

Doug said...

Amoeba, that was just a great reference. Your propellor must have spun right off your head.

TLP, it was 2005 when I was last there and they were just finishing it. We'll admire it together in March, Insha'llah.

Minka, they give them falling waivers.

Asiansmiles, that's a great question. The guys on the scaffold were using giant electric buffers but according to the friend who showed it to me, they started with welded sections of stainless steel so I'm thinking grinding down must have been most of the cost.

Joel, and we're gonna be some pretty pod people, aren't we?

Clearly Quilly. He's up in the clouds. You can't see the stalk at all.

Amoeba, may I say you're extra funny in Hawaii. I think I'd go the other way. 32 years in recovery, by the way. One day at a time, brother. One day at a time.

Haha, Actonbell. I finally could me too you and didn't want to miss my shot.

Probably, Morgan, but in the media they call it "the bean."

Neva, I'm sure I'd laugh. I think I'd laugh at your all jokes,

tsduff said...

I, like most crows and corvids, like shiny things.