Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

This time, Cee is challenging us to highlight the geometry of our photographs by showing pictures of “lines”. I have a few possibilities –

LinesMontrealSubwayStopThis stop on the Montreal Metro features tiles marked off by straight lines into rectangles, contained within lines that curve around into circles, on a background of more straight lines that define little hexagons. Ah, geometry.

LinesSquareRiggerJamestownMay 2007This square-rigger ship that we visited at Jamestown, Virginia relies on many lines, and stays, and assorted other ropes each with its own specific and essential function in holding the rigging together and letting the crew maneuver the ship.

LinesStPaulsOutsideTheWallsRome2004And finally, in the courtyard of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls on the southern edge of Rome, stonecutters centuries ago played with all sorts of variations on lines to make every column unique.

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15 responses to “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

  1. Love the rigging lines!

  2. A fabulous eclectic mix Sharon, I love them all. Is is actually called St Paul’s Outside the Walls?

  3. my great grandfather was a stone mason

  4. These are all great Sharon…I love the Metro stop. And St Paul’s…I love how these building age so wonderfully

    • Thanks, Jo! They do hold up well, don’t they? (Of course, there’s the argument that we only get to see the well-built stuff from a few hundred or thousand years ago – anything that was shoddily built or badly maintained fell down long before we had a chance to look at it!)

  5. I was reading somewhere that most of the building we uncover are only still around because they have been buried and protected…the really old ones I mean

  6. Those stonecutters must have had Barleytwists on their minds 😉
    Nice selection Sharon !

  7. Especially love the lines within circles!

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