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Cloud Gate aka The Bean Virtual Cache

Hidden : 07/20/2004
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:


For proof that you found this virtual cache, take a photo of yourself with the bean, ideally with you in the reflection. You are welcome to cover your face. If you prefer, you may take a photo of your GPS or a piece of paper with your caching name in the reflection of the bean. Attach the photo to your log or submit it through the app to me. If you choose to submit it to me, do not wait for a response before logging the cache. If you are in a group photo and only one person in your group uploads the photo, be sure to say who you were with within your log.

Cloud Gate:
Is lovingly known as the Bean in Chicago and is one of the main attractions at Millennium Park. It's a monumental public sculpture by Anish Kapoor which weighs in at 110 tons. Named Cloud Gate by the artist, it's a stainless steel sculpture designed to reflect the Chicago skyline, the new park and everything around it.


To get credit for this cache:
For proof that you found this virtual cache, take a photo of yourself with the bean, ideally with you in the reflection. You are welcome to cover your face. If you prefer, you may take a photo of your GPS in the reflection of the bean. Attach the photo to your log or submit it through the app to me. If you choose to submit it to me, do not wait for a response before logging the cache. If you are in a group photo and only one person in the party uploads the photo, be sure to say who you were with in your log.

8/20/2023 - The area immediately around The Bean is undergoing improvements. As a result you can't get right up to The Bean, but you can still get close enough to take a qualifying photo. The construction is expected to last several months.



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sbe cebbs gung lbh sbhaq guvf iveghny pnpur, gnxr n cubgb bs lbhefrys jvgu gur orna, vqrnyyl jvgu lbh va gur ersyrpgvba. Lbh ner jrypbzr gb pbire lbhe snpr. Vs lbh cersre, lbh znl gnxr n cubgb bs lbhe TCF be n cvrpr bs cncre jvgu lbhe pnpuvat anzr va gur ersyrpgvba bs gur orna. Nggnpu gur cubgb gb lbhe ybt be fhozvg vg guebhtu gur ncc gb zr. Vs lbh pubbfr gb fhozvg vg gb zr, qb abg jnvg sbe n erfcbafr orsber ybttvat gur pnpur. Vs lbh ner va n tebhc cubgb naq bayl bar crefba va lbhe tebhc hcybnqf gur cubgb, or fher gb fnl jub lbh jrer jvgu jvguva lbhe ybt. 8/20/2023 - Gur nern vzzrqvngryl nebhaq Gur Orna vf haqretbvat vzcebirzragf. Nf n erfhyg lbh pna'g trg evtug hc gb Gur Orna, ohg lbh pna fgvyy trg pybfr rabhtu gb gnxr n dhnyvslvat cubgb. Gur pbafgehpgvba vf rkcrpgrq gb ynfg frireny zbaguf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)