Photographer's Note

This shot is from the interior of the Cubic houses complex in Rotterdam, for a better idea of the whole structure I suggest you have a look at this theme!

The Kubus-paalwoningen as they're known in Dutch, were designed by the Dutch architect Piet Blom (1934-1999) and this project was constructed between 1978-1984.

One of these is actually open to the public, or at least it was when I visited. If you want a quick glimpse of the interior I suggest you have a look at my Workshop which shows the kitchen.

The bicycle is a typically Dutch mode of transport - of the 16 million or so inhabitants, there are estimated to be somewhere in the region of 13 million bicycles!

A friend has suggested that this shot reminds them of the work of de Chirico, I'm not sure - but it's the first time I think any of my images have been compared to artwork ;)

I like the relatively shadowy feel in this scene, but for the full detail please check that you can see all the shades in the calibration table at the end of the page :)

RAW converted using Adobe CRAW, ISO100, two blended exposures from the same image. Resized using Bicubic, and then High Pass and USM sharpening.

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