So this week’s photo challenge is curves. Come to think of it there is very little straightforward in life. Looking back on my own I see many twists and turns. There is hardly a straight line in nature but curves are everywhere, from a leaf to an apple to a snake to a river. Even our language is full of curves, we talk about “all year round”, “bring somebody around”, “rounding out things”, “something being well-rounded”, “going round in circles”, “making the rounds” and many many more.
While straight lines and right angles seem more practical to us, mankind has used curves in art and architecture for thousands of years. Think of Roman aqueducts, Chinese moon gates, round tribal huts in Africa, arched bridges, etc. Architects say that round structures use less building materials, have better stability and insulation than rectangular or square ones. And one more thing, curves simply look better. Our sense of harmony and beauty prefers curves to sharp edges. Ok, enough rambling, how about some photos.