IMG_2219I photographed this quirky concrete building at the Aire Du Jura service station in France earlier this year.  The building itself is named the Circles Pavilion and this wonderful example of brutalist architecture houses a number of interesting and informative exhibitions, including one on the production and history of the local comté cheese. Despite my initial assumption that each side of the building was intended to look like a giant vinyl record (and no doubt the nature of my work seriously influenced my judgement here!) it is in fact intended to represent two intertwined barrels, with the superposition of circles intended to evoke the metal rings used to hold salt barrels together.   But no matter how hard I try to see barrels, it most definitely looks like an LP to me.

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