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David Bertizzolo on September 29, 2007

This photography of architecture is extraordinary, with in more the open window. Good. David

Bits-n-Pieces on October 1, 2007

Thank-you David! It's a very interesting building at Massachusetts Institute of Technology that was built a few years ago at the same time as one by Frank Gehry. There are lots of photos of the Gehry building, but only very few of this one, which has just as many unusual views of it.

VKeith on October 5, 2007

Very interesting view. Thank you.

Bits-n-Pieces on October 6, 2007

Thank-you for visiting, and your kind comment, VKeith! Greetings from Boston :)

Christophe Van Hulle on October 25, 2007

Very nice picture. Just three colours, perfect symmetry and, although a picture is quite static, the open window gives it a dynamic, vibrant touch. Really nice work. In a way it reminds a bit of a picture I took last year. Yours is nicer though.

Cheers, Christophe

Bits-n-Pieces on October 25, 2007

Thank-you Christopher! And our photos are similar in another way: they are both in schools! ;-) You've got some wonderful photos of China. I'll return to view them! greetings from Massachusetts US!

Christophe Van Hulle on October 26, 2007

Yeah, I forgot about the schools ;-). We traveled through the south of China last month and the China collection is not complete yet. So far there: Hong Kong, Canton and the Karst mountains around Yangshuo. Still to come: the Stone Forest near Kunming, Dali, old town Lijiang, the Great Buddha in Leshan and the panda bear reserve in Chengdu. Greetings from Belgium!

T NL on January 27, 2009

I just noticed that I commented on one of the other photos from this series about 1.5 years ago, but actually I think this one is much better. A very artistic architecture shot 'bits-n-pieces'!

Greets, Tomas

Draken on May 12, 2009

My favourite picture among the series of this building. As it has been said above the open window gives "movement" to an otherwise static composition but it is not only that: the diagonals also convey an idea of motion.

Congratulations!

Bits-n-Pieces on May 12, 2009

Thanks very much Draken, and a VERY belated Thanks Tomas!! It's certainly a One-of-a-Kind building people seem to either love or hate. With all sorts of different views and shapes to photograph, I'm in the first group!

Norrel on May 12, 2009

One of your older pics, Bits. And a good one! I've been wandering around in the deep dark dungeons of your site, but I must have missed this one. Nice mathematic structure in this building, and the open window makes the picture.

kamalyn on May 12, 2009

LOL, Norrel - was that you who tripped over the bucket in the middle of the night and made all that racket? Thanks!

Yup - and more mathematical than you'd think. I've heard that the colors came from an engineering study rendering where they color coded the engineering stresses on the parts of the building - and they liked the color patterns so much, they decided to incorporate them into the real thing. Other sections have different colors.

And you'd get a little laugh: the mascot of the building is 'Sponge-Bob Square Pants'

nikduserm.com on March 27, 2010

You made a great composition here. Good you posted another one from the same building. Regards. nik

Bits-n-Pieces on March 28, 2010

Thanks nik! It's an interesting building with many nicknames!

nikduserm.com on March 28, 2010

Now I am curious about the nicknames, I hope you can share with us some of those when you have the time. :-) nik

Bits-n-Pieces on April 3, 2010

ha-ha, nik - well, Sponge Bob Square Pants is the main one that comes to mind. The Cruise Ship is another.

nikduserm.com on April 4, 2010

Good ones, I have to think about another crazy nickname. Thanks Bits-n-Pieces :-) nik

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Photo taken in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

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    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
    • Taken on 2007/09/19 15:36:58
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