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.
The cathedral is definitely inspiring and multi-geometric and gorgeous, although I cringed at the part about the dome falling down and wondered if anyone was hurt. And although you dropped it in favor of the cathedral, I think the piano was an excellent and creative choice for geometric.
Thanks so much for your comment. 🙂 Yes, I certainly hope that no-one was underneath that dome when it collapsed. It must have weighed at least a few tons.
Great shots! The piano is such a wonderful choice too!
Thanks so much. 🙂
Nice series of varied geometric designs. I especially enjoyed the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Seville. Great shooting!
Thanks so much, Tom. It is an awesome edifice, indeed. 🙂
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Geometry, its everywhere. I love your shots of the cathedral – such a contrast to some of the glass and steel skyscrapers others have features. Believe I like to “old look” better. Great post.
Thanks so much, Ron. I agree with you. Old is mostly better when it comes to cathedrals.
Wow! That is amazing. Such intricate detail and design. It is certainly breathtaking and gorgeous.
Thanks so much for your comment, Angelia. 🙂
Anywhere we go, geometry is there. Today, we get to look at some of the amazing images through your lens. Beautiful and fun!
I’m so glad you enjoyed my view. 🙂
I love it!! LOOK at that Bell Tower. Now I have to SEE it for myself!! Thanks for the inspiration. Great post!
I managed to make a few people salivate with this photo challenge. Are you up for the challenge?
Amazing Geometric interpretation my friend for this week photo challenge 🙂
Thanks, Jake. Glad you enjoyed my interpretation of the theme. 🙂
I really enjoy it my friend,beautiful 🙂
Weeee! The tower is dizzying high and I love it!
Thanks, Rommel. Very high indeed. 🙂
I love the piano keys, Adin, but the cathedral is a beautiful masterpiece. Have never been. Must go.
Thanks, Lynne. Yes, that cathedral is definitely a ‘must see’. 🙂
Well done of the theme … love the intricacies of the cathedral.
Thanks, Frank. Have a great week. 🙂
The past is so full of beautiful buildings. What will our future generations stand in awe of and want to photograph, certainly not our characterless hi-rise glass structures. The Cathedral is truly awe inspiring, beautiful geometric design
Thanks, Pommepal. I so agree with you.
Very nice indeed Sylvia. I love the piano shot. I see a piano and I just want to play. Congratulations on becoming a citizen of South Carolina by the way.. 😉
Thanks, Adrian……I think. 😀
So many wonderful examples of geometry – perfectly captured, as always.
Great post for this week´s challenge 🙂
Thanks, Marianne. 🙂
Not being musical or arty in any way shape or form, I admire those that are able to play instruments and watching pianists run their fingers across the keyboards always fascinates me
I feel the same way about classical guitarists. 🙂
Love your geometry pics ad 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. Hugs to you, and have a good week, 😉
I saw the comment on my blog that you wanted to take place in the compeition!so the competition is on..!
here is the link about the rules!
Thanks so much. I pop over and take a look. 🙂
Awesome as always…. I love your photography specially the composition.
Thanks so much, Hitesh. 🙂
Lovely images, AD – the piano really is you! 😉
Those old buildings are amazing examples of the high standards of engineering and workmanship in the middle ages 🙂
Yes, they certainly took a great pride in their work.
The Cathedral is stunning and spectacular, but I think I like the camo pants the best! 😉
I thought if I was in camo, you wouldn’t know that it was me. 😆 Did you see Phil’s comment. I was mortified. 😳
I wouldn’t have noticed if it hadn’t been for Phil’s comment. I think it’s fantastic that you hang out in comfy clothes now and then….. you always look so perfectly groomed in all your other pictures. Honestly you have nothing to be ashamed of… really, didn’t you always want honorary citizenship to South Carolina???
It’s been my lifelong ambition. 🙂
I love the cathedral! I can’t believe these magnificent structures were built so long ago. I also like the piano and was wondering how you took the photo with both hands on the keys 😉
Hehehe. Hubby sneaked up on me with the camera. 🙂
Hahahaha! I love it! 😀
I’m glad you didn’t stay with the car park. Not quite as impressive as the rest of your photos. I didn’t submit to the WPC but I did submit this to Jake http://photovignettes.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/sunday-post-wonderful/
Gorgeous shots of the cathedral! And I also love the geometry of the piano keys 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. 🙂
Those are terrific Sylvia!
And hey, are you wearing camo pants in that piano photo?!
If so, you are instantly granted honorary South Carolina citizenship. 😀
Thanks, Phil. You have an eagle eye. Yes, those are my housework pants in South Africa. I’ve had them for a decade or more. When I’m dusting the piano, I often sit down and play for a while, and the rest of the housework has to wait. 😀
It’s so beautifull
You did a fantastic job. Lots of wonderful geometric designs. 😉
Thank you for checking in during the Hurricane… your kind wishes were appreciated!
Thanks so much, Elizabeth. I’m very glad that you are safe and sound. 🙂
And I’m glad that your friends and loved ones are safe too. TY!
It’s so beautifully ornate, spectacular thanks for sharing 🙂
You’re so welcome, Gilly. I know you have a penchant for cathedrals. 🙂
Thanks for the BIG smile, DC. 😀
Lovely pics AD, especially the cathedral.
Beautiful pics as always.
Thanks, matron. So nice to see you again. Hope your weekend has been good. 🙂
Yes that is good examples of Geometry… love them ….
Thanks so much. 🙂
The cathedral is gorgeous. I also like the piano keys.
Yes it is amazing to see in real life. The photos don’t do it justice.
Great shots of this majestic cathedral! I’m imaging the beautiful music you play from your piano keyboard pic… 🙂
Thanks, Amy. I love playing my piano. 🙂
That cathedral is beautiful!! So many geometric shapes! And I know you love your piano keyboard. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. 🙂
I LOVE geometry in designs, especially when perfect symmetry is involved.
There speaks a true Maths teacher. 🙂
Old teachers never die, they just lose their class!
😆 I love that!
That car park was fascinating, I imagine you often go and contemplate it’s wonder! 🙂
You know me too well, SC. 😀
Love the piano, AD 🙂
Me too, Marion. 🙂
Oh, I’ve been there! I is massive and so beautiful.
that cathedrals construction took from 1402 to 1903 wow try to do that nowadays
No, they’d run out of money for sure. 🙂
of course with real estate as slow as it is it may happen again someday
Good show, still playing whether to join or not.
I’m sure you can find something for the challenge, newsy. You have a good eye for such things. 🙂
Great entries for the challenge and stunning photos.
Thanks so much. Glad you liked it. 🙂
I love beautiful old building full of wonderful detail such as the one you photographed so well.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. It is so gorgeous, I loved it too. 🙂
That’s a stunning cathedral. The car park looks pretty interesting too, you won’t find one with such freshly painted lines on our side of the world 🙂
Hehehe. You’ve got a point there, TA. 🙂
What a beautiful building!!!
they don’t make ’em like that anymore!
They certainly don’t. There isn’t that sort of skill around any more, which is very sad.
Yes, I do prefer the cathedral to the carpark! Wonderfully interesting post.
Thanks, Julie. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂