Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Geometry


Geometry:  The branch of mathematics concerned with shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.  

That happens to be the word that popped into my head when I saw the way the stairs and rails crossed each other making all kinds of lines and angles.  The stairs are located inside the Heard Museum and I don't think I noticed the symmetry of them before two weeks ago when I was there.

19 comments:

Andy said...

Well done Sharon. It's eye catching.

Thérèse said...

Can't be better described. My favorite museum in town.

Lowell said...

I enjoy this kind of symmetry. And the stairs can also provide some healthful exercise if one runs up and down them. That might be too much for the museum, though.

José Mendonça said...

Well seen and well done indeed, Sharon.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Stairs are often a showcase of museums, and I have sometimes taken photos of staircases in museums, especially if it is a circular staircase.

Of course the Guggenheim in N.Y. is probably the most iconic example, although that is a ramp that also serves as a gallery.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The row of circular lights along the roof tops this geometrical image off perfectly Sharon :)

RedPat said...

I like this, Sharon. I wonder if the metal structure was added to the original stairs to bring them up to a code of some type.

glenda said...

Very cool!

cieldequimper said...

It's a marvellously graphic view!

Judy said...

I think that is the perfect name for this one!

Jack said...

I love this, Sharon. Angularity like this often catches my own eye.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shot, Sharon. The patterns of the stairs really pleases my eyes.

LONDONLULU said...

Wow, you found something beautiful in this everyday scene. I too love your geometric find!

Randy said...

Alot of nice design details here.

Kate said...

Steps, newells. posts, and rails. . .I never could figure out how to label a stairwell, staircase? I know how to label your photo, tho. It's a terrific composition of repeated lines, shapes and angles. Nice!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderfully composed!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful composition, Sharon!

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Gunn said...

I like the style and the composition.