Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

This week’s photo challenge is ‘curves’.

My first pics are taken at The Vatican. Here is an Arnaldo Pomodora sculpture which I saw in the grounds outside. It’s a sphere within a sphere, and the original was designed for the Vatican, although several others have since popped up around the world. It looks like a new world trying to burst out through cracks in the old one, don’t you think?


Another curve very close by, is the Dome of St Peter’s Basilica, the tallest dome in the world, being 136.57 metres (448.1 ft) high.


The inside of the dome is even more exquisite, and was painted by Michelangelo himself.


Another curvaceous construction in Italy, is the Colosseum in Rome, the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, which was opened in A.D. 80, and for many years, was the site of many bloody combats between man and beast.


I couldn’t resist adding the beautiful curve of a rainbow at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.


Last but not least is this painting of African dancers enthusiastically shaking their curves. It’s been for sale for over a year at one of the stalls along our promenade. I can’t imagine why no-one has bought it yet. Wouldn’t you like it for your entrance hall? ๐Ÿ™‚


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129 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

  1. Ah so that’s the secret is it AD … more than one hoola hoop on the go go … knew my technique was lacking some real skill to make a difference ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The brilliant sculpture is very intriguing .. and the Dome is stunning inside and out .
    Great curves … all round ..

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  4. The Arnaldo Pomodora sculpture is magnificent. I think you captured it so well. It would make a very unusual sculpture on my fromt lawn. Now, I have to figure out where to get one. LOLOL
    Super entries for the challenge – Curves.

    • Thanks, Issy. Maybe we could go into business, mass producing these sculptures, and even offer them in different colours, Issy. We could make a fortune…….maybe. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. That sculpture is stunning! And I can’t imagine why that lovely painting is unsold too. Are those hoops the secret of your lissom curves? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. That last one is hilarious – typical Sylvia! I love the very first one, too. I definitely have an “earthy” humor. You have a vast supply of wonderful photos! I wish you’d post a bad one once in a while! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hahaha. Youโ€™re so funny, Marsha. Iโ€™ll look for a bad photo, but then Iโ€™ll probably delete itโ€ฆ.accidentally. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  17. Wonderful post on curves; the last picture is always the first type of curve that springs to my mind, but I did love all those beautiful architectural curves you found.

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  23. I never figured out how to use a hoola hoop! And I even tried it again a few years ago. I think that I’ll try belly dancing instead!!! Great photos!

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  25. Lovely curvy pictures, and I see you also feature a multicoloured bow!
    The painting may put people off by defying some natural laws like gravity and momentum. For the boobs to levitate, the dancers would still have to be on their way down after a leap; not landed! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Love your pictures, Sylvia, especially the inside of the dome. The art work would definitely be a conversation piece. I can see my grandsons giggling now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Lisa. Yes I had just done a stint with 5 hulas to show my little granddaughter how it’s done. Now, she’s better at it than I am. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Oh, that sphere is absolutely gorgeous AD! I wouldn’t mind one like that in my garden! Just think how the vervets are going to enjoy that! hehehehe
    The african dancers made me giggle..hehehe and I would surely hang it at the front door. Everyone that comes in here will smile. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for stunning photo’s once again sweetie and have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€
    *big hugs*

  29. Oddly enough that new world trying to burst out is also as cracked as the old one. Seems an apt metaphor, really. As for the painting. Possibly not my entrance hall, but it might be fun elsewhere as it brings a smile to my face with its playful quality. Perhaps in front of the TV set?

    • Yes, you’re right about the sphere, Gunta. I think that probably what the message is behind the sculpture. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that painting would bring a smile to anyone’s face. I think it’s hilarious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. I love the curves… but the first photo threw me completely.. thought I’d found a new blog.. then I realised you had stood up from your hammock to partake in some hula hoop exercise… is that to improve your curves,,lol

  31. This time, you have outdone yourself in beautiful photos ! And i love the ones that give me an image from the history of masterpieces ! // Maria ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. Brilliant gallery -again. My favorite image is the last … the painting!!! And the Arnaldo Pomodora sculpture. Have a pleasant weekend now.

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