Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hmmmm??????



Any ideas as to what this could be?   You will probably need the smaller photo to solve this one. This was photographed at Sloss Furnaces,  and  I regret I cannot give you any background information on how this piece of equipment was used in the steel making process .  I just loved the color and pattern. Industrial abstract perhaps?  Previous Sloss Furnaces posts can be seen on July 3 and 27.
                                                        

8 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aurai bien voté pour un rideau de théâtre ?
well I voted for a curtain theatre?

Julie said...

The welding lines are very strong as is the line of mouldy damage at the weld line. Indeed, the colour is simply wonderful. It does not appear to be rust but rather some chemical reaction within the metal along the lines of copper turning turquoise. My guess is something to do with wine-making - though I would want more control on the liquid on its way out!

Lovely image, Virginia. Thank you.

Halcyon said...

I also thought it looked like a theater curtain from the thumbnail on CDP.

On closer inspection, it looks like a vat of some sort. I don't really know the technical term.

Laurie said...

At first I thought it was a taffeta skirt! Now... what is that thing?

Ming the Merciless said...

Too late to guess but I would have said it was some sort of a curtain.

Blognote said...

Amazing, Virginia!!
When you first look at it (in the bigger photo) it looks soft and velvetly but then...
Beautiful colour!
Again, thanks for your kind words in my blog!

babooshka said...

This is intriguing, coming from the other Birmingham, known formerly as the Workshop of the world during the Industrial Revolution. I actually tought it was wood grain from park benches. It's interesting to see the differant interpretations we all saw from the same image.

I want to say mini balst furnace for high temp metals like magnesium. I have seen casting kilns that are similar but not this colour. I do love mystery.

Dusty Lens said...

Wow, great photos! I thought it was a velvet curtain. But the small photo gave it away, a crucible. Love your work