Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

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. πŸ˜†

Then I noticed that the keys on my piano, are also in aΒ  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. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed my entry for the challenge. To see more interpretations, just click here.

98 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

  1. 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. πŸ™‚ Yes, I certainly hope that no-one was underneath that dome when it collapsed. It must have weighed at least a few tons.

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  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.. πŸ˜‰

  6. Those old buildings are amazing examples of the high standards of engineering and workmanship in the middle ages πŸ™‚

      • 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???

  7. 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 πŸ˜‰

  8. 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. πŸ˜€

    • 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. πŸ˜€

  9. You did a fantastic job. Lots of wonderful geometric designs. πŸ˜‰
    Thank you for checking in during the Hurricane… your kind wishes were appreciated!

  10. Great shots of this majestic cathedral! I’m imaging the beautiful music you play from your piano keyboard pic… πŸ™‚

  11. 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 πŸ™‚

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