Saturday, September 15, 2012
Vertical Symmetry: A Saturday Snapshot
I have a thing for vertical symmetry.
And by "vertical symmetry" I'm referring to architecture, especially urban skyscapes.
In other words, technological symmetry -- I marvel at the exactness of good engineering. When I walk down a city street I am always on the lookout for the way that tall buildings in the foreground match the vertical sides of buildings more distant.
I can't even tell you of how many times I have escaped being run over by cars driven by drivers who do not have the same fascination, as I gaze upward in a jay-walking stupor.
Here is a pic I took while walking down St. Catherine street in Montreal.
So, note the thoroughly ancient church in the foreground.
The office tower in the background is blocks distant.
But look at how they proportionally line themselves up. I just love that!
Built perhaps a hundred years apart. A bit of a clearer shot -- HERE.
I want to go to Chicago sometime, on a Total Vertical Symmetry Tour©.
Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.