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    Iceland: Basalt Cubism

    This image is a detail from the scene at Svartifoss, a famous waterfall in Skaftafell National Park known for its gorgeous basalt columns that remind me of the cubist style of art. When I mentioned that to my wife, she then read from the guide book that the columns inspired the look of many buildings designed by architect Gudjon Samuelsson, including the National Theatre of Iceland that opened in 1950.


    Iceland: Basalt Cubism
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    Re: Iceland: Basalt Cubism

    I see your point but it doesnt quite do it for me.... maybe if you got up there and scraped off the greenary...

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    Re: Iceland: Basalt Cubism

    Too funny, Mark! If my thinking about cubism doesn't work for you, I suppose the more common reference to organ pipes also may not work.

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    Re: Iceland: Basalt Cubism

    Definitely see the organ pipes, Mike.

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    Re: Iceland: Basalt Cubism

    Interesting. The structure looks like Devil's Tower National Monument's similar six-sided columns, only upside down.

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