If a distant observer were to observe a large cube made of strong material approach a black hole, what would he see? ISTM that if one of the faces of the cube were to be the nearest approaching portion, he would see the four edges of the face become shorter and curved, and he would see the center of the face bulge out. ISTM that he would also see the sides of the cube lose their parallel configuration, and that they would converge in the direction of the black hole. Is that correct? Or would the curvature of time affect what he sees in addition to the effects of the curvature of space?