Cubism IV



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




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.


  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.


    • 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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