Perpension

Perpension

Posted on 06/12/2015


Photo taken on June  5, 2015



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The Cube

The Cube
This structure was built in 1780 by early settlers in what was then the Mexican State of Tejas. There is only one door, and six rifle ports, no windows. There was no thought given to style, just a building that could be defended. After the War of Independence with Mexico ended at the Battle of San Jacinto, Tejas became a sovereign independent nation named The Republic of Texas on March 2, 1836. Eventually The United States and The Republic of Texas negotiated a treaty and The Republic of Texas joined the Union as The State of Texas on February 19, 1846.

red (movingphoto), Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, William Sutherland, J. Gafarot and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


26 comments - The latest ones
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Very interesting building and story.
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Zsuzsa
Thanks Zsuzsa!! Have a great weekend, Michael
2 years ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Good compositicion and interesting information. Have a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Marije Aguillo
Thanks Marije and best wishes to you for a fine weekend, Michael
2 years ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
Interesting. Better not be claustrophobic!!
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Nicolas Mertens
I was thinking it must have been very dreary and claustrophobic inside the cube :)) Best wishes and thanks, Michael
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
on first glance ;-) from a distance .... I thought
you are bringing us a huge slice of coconut cake
or something like that ;-) .... but seriously ... it is
a strong defence and softened beautifully by
the tree and bushes ... interesting information
also ... enjoy your weekend Michael ...
warm regards !
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to beverleyplaya
Good morning Bev, I would love to bring all my friends a huge slice of coconut cake :)) The cube must have been very difficult to stay in for any length of time, so the risk of attack must have been very high. Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
www.ipernity.com/group/332973
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Many thanks June! Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
What a strange building ! ....
... The sky is wonderful !

Wish you a nice week end, Michael.
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Christiane
Thanks Christiane, much appreciated! Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Very interesting note. Outstanding picture. Congratulations, Michael.
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to J. Gafarot
Good morning José and thanks! Such an unusual building. I'm pleased you found my historical notes interesting :))) Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
Fremyd
Fremyd
ça rappelle les blockhaus en plus travaillé au niveau du matériau qui recouvre les murs. Difficile de s'imaginer vivre dedans!...Très intéressant ,
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Fremyd
Fremyd, thanks! I agree with you it must have been very miserable place to live in :)) Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant
Unusual...great light & texture...
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Denis Croissant
Many thanks Denis!! Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Unusual building built for purpose plus your documentary. Much truth in the saying "You learn something new everyday"
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to HappySnapper
Thanks Maurice, seems the defensive design worked for those settlers. Would have been pretty grim to spend too much time in there I think. Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
David Morgan
David Morgan
Shades of "Davy" Crockett, - 'King of the wild frontier' and the Alamo!

Reading through your other comments, I had another grin this morning when oOo Bev oOO described it as resembling a 'huge coconut cake'; Instead of firing cannons at it the Mexicans could have simply ate it ! :^)))

Yet again your interesting notes have enhanced my knowledge, Michael; how Texas got its name from 'Tejas' is another hole filled in my education.

BTW, - I noticed your a fan' of Mr Iglesias; both my wife and late Mother-in-law adore(d) him, his singing made them almost swoon (and probably half of the rest of the world population!) :^)

Enjoy your food and music, ~ D.
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to David Morgan
David, thanks for your comments :)) When I started writing my notes on this photo I was determined to keep them short so much has been left out :(( One thing I'll mention now though is that before independence and up until about the mid-1850s the people of Texas referred to themselves as Texians. As more and more people came to Texas from the States the name Texans replaced the older name. Yes, both my wife and I are long-time fans of Julio Iglesias and Nana Mouscouri. We had the great good fortune to attend one of his concerts at The Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico, and one of her concerts in Cardiff, Wales. I didn't realize that they had performed together until I came across the La Paloma Video. Best wishes for a great week, Michael
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to William Sutherland
Many thanks William! Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
Alda - moving back to Flickr soon
Alda - moving back t…
Nice shot! Very unusual architecture! Great catch!
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Alda - moving back t…
Alda, many thanks for your kind comment! Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.