Cubism IV

 

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More of the concrete cube behind the Gonzales Observatory using the same treatment as yesterday’s photo; other photos of the same structure can be seen here.

 

Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens, ISO100, f1.4, 1/3200th

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9 thoughts on “Cubism IV

    • Hi Linda. It does have a sinister feeling about it.
      That is a vent pipe, but probably not to put air in for residents, but to let air out when filling. I see what appears to be a filling cap just poking above the horizon, so perhaps this is a fuel oil container for the furnace. There is some kind of square box holding machinery? on the roof too – maybe a pump? This is a hard to reach spot, and the building is very exposed to wind so probably is really cold in winter. I suspect that they went for a really big oil tank to reduce the number of visits by the oil supplier. This is all guess work though. It maybe an elaborate disguise for something else.

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  1. No veins and needles here, its more about architecture, but the shapes left by the forms and plywood grain imprint give it added interest.

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    • Thanks Val. The neat thing about the plywood imprints is that it can be used to estimated the size. I think they did not make more cuts than necessary, nor waste any plywood. Thus the structure is 8 feet wide, 10 feet tall and 9 feet long. It would have taken 6 1/2 sheets of plywood on this face of the frame for the walls and 2 1/4 for the roof (probably recycled from the walls which would have been poured first) – who knows how thick it is, but maybe 6 inches which could explain the 1 foot plywood sheet remnants on the long side.

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