This week’s photo challenge is Circle.
The circular form is a common architectural expression in the bridge design of China.
Many of the masonry bridges have circular openings. Structurally, they rely on the arching action in the masonry.
The first two photos were taken in FengHuang city ( or the Phoenix City ) of China.This bridge has three circular openings. The second picture shows a single opening in more detail.
The photo of the last bridge was taken in West Lake, HangZhou of China.
It is a graceful looking arch bridge, again with three spans.
When viewed with the reflection, complete circles are formed.