All photos taken with a fish-eye lens and then defished at processing :-). And there aren’t any Bean pictures. As you can see above, the Bean was under a canopy since January of that year. The seams of the stainless steel panels that compose the outer shell of the Bean were being polished and they had to do it away from public view .. or something.
Here’s a photo of the Bean with the seams showing taken two months after it was unveiled.
Some say that they like the Bean better with the seams.