This week’s WordPress photo challenge, ask us to share a photo that means “Geometry to us.
Geometry is found everywhere; in art, architecture, engineering, robotics, astronomy, sculptures, space, nature, sports, machines, cars, and almost everything you see, so the options for this photo challenge were many.
At first I thought that I would share a pic of our car park at the golf club. It’s really inspiring and interesting.
Then I noticed that the keys on my piano, are also in a geometric sequence.
However, I scrapped both these ideas, in favour of something far more beautiful and exciting. This is the facade of the Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede, in Andalusia, Spain, better known as Seville Cathedral. It’s the largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in the world. Its other claim to fame, is that it is the burial place of Christopher Columbus.
The bell tower, known as The Giralda, is 150m high, and is the city’s best known landmark.
This cathedral was built to demonstrate the city’s wealth, and according to oral tradition, the church council, when deciding to build it, said, ““Let us build a church so beautiful and so great that those who see it built will think we we’re mad”. Construction began in 1402, and continued until at least 1903, due to various mishaps, such as the collapse of the dome, which happened on two occasions. first in 1511, and again because of earthquake damage in 1888.
It certainly is a massive structure, which has geometrical features too numerous to count, and just look, a geometric pedestrian crossing has even managed to creep into the picture.
I hope you enjoyed my entry for the challenge. To see more interpretations, just click here.