Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vertical Symmetry: A Saturday Snapshot


When I visit any major city I love to take snapshots of what I call vertical symmetry in architecture. I spent the past week in Toronto and nabbed some great photos.
By vertical symmetry I mean the precision with which tall buildings line up in vertical perfection as one's field of vision is narrowed to the point at which these buildings merge on their vertical sides.
One building will be in the foreground and another one distant -- sometimes very distant, yet their sides match perfectly [their edges] -- and I never cease to be amazed by this.
The first picture is a perfect example of this. The white building in the middle is many blocks distant, yet notice how perfectly it is aligned with those in the foreground? [Click on it to see clearer.] The edges are in perfect alignment. The other picture is a neat one I took of the CN Tower and the moon.
To see a few more pictures I took, click HERE.
 
 Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.
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14 comments:

Merisi said...

Wow, Cip, that first one is a master shot, love it!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love both of these shots! And I like the term "vertical symmetry," too.

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Louise said...

Great shots, I remember you showing us vertical symmetry before, it does look wonderful.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Terrific shots - love what ypu did.

Bonnie said...

I've not heard the term vertical symmetry, it truly captures the beauty of the buildings. I love Toronto and haven't been there for years...thanks for sharing these!

Ginx Craft said...

I love your vertical shots of buildings. They really capture the beauty of the manmade.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Neat reflections in that first shot. Beautiful!

bermudaonion said...

I love photos like that, too - it really gives you a sense of how tall the buildings are.

Carolyn Wilker said...

I've just learned a new term: vertical symmetry. You're right, the sides do line up. Thanks for teaching and for your amazing photos.

Sim Carter said...

Cip! It's been too long! I love your vertical symmetry concept and photos; also get a kick out of seeing reflections of entire buildings in other buildings. keep looking up:)

Alyce said...

Amazing! I would have thought that middle building was right behind the others, not so far away!

Melissa Owens said...

Both are great pictures, but I particularly like the first one, very cool!

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Elizabeth said...

Pretty neat...thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth

drbethnolan said...

great shots!!