Thursday, August 09, 2007

Quinceanera at Millenium Park 8-2007 at "the Bean"

This was shot on an extremely hot & humid August Sunday under a large polished stainless steel sculpture named "Sky Gate," but know locally as "The Bean" due to its shape. It is located in a large park between downtown Chicago's "Loop" and lake Michigan. The park is approximately two long blocks by three blocks. It features a concert venue, other sculptures, a garden, a restaurant and other features. Weekends, the park features a multitude of cultural and other activities.

It is a favorite place for locals to celebrate weddings, birthdays and other important events.

This photo is of a group of friends participating in a "Quinceanera," in which a young Latinia female makes her debut before the church and society at the age of 15 in a rite of passage celebrating the girl's transition from childhood to adulthood. It is one of the most important and memorable events on her life.

To learn more look it up on Wikipedia or better yet, try www.epcc.edu/ftp/Homes/monicaw/borderlands/10_a_hispanic_...'s.htm

Shot with a Canon SD700is compact camera.

1 comment:

bluechic said...

Hi there, found your blog through Paris DP...(I do a Chicago daily photo)...love your photos, and write ups, wonderfully affirming...

p.s. the Bean's official name is Cloud Gate, and yes, I have posted the Bean on my site too...come visit!