It is difficult to get away from circles.
Even as I type up this post, there are several objects on my table that are circles.
As a kid, I learn that a circle is a collection of points equidistant from the center.
As I get older, I understand that a circle can be regarded as an N-sided polygon, with N approaching to infinity.
Here are some examples of circles found in Inner Mongolia.
The first one is the ceiling inside a Mongolian yurt where all supporting members come together.
The other two photos show the exterior of the yurts.
So circles are everywhere!
It is amazing that you can find circles in Mother Nature too!
Here are two examples of circular lily leaves you find in nature.
The first one was taken in Botswana. It shows a few big leaves floating on the water.
The second one is more stunning. The picture was taken in Hokkaido, Japan.
It shows thousands of lily leaves floating on the water!
The Blue Mosque and other similar construction have made use of domes/ arches spanning in different directions creating a huge space below for the congregation of worshipers.
This is quite unlike the churches in Europe where cathedrals usually adopted narrow and steep arches limiting the space below.
The Blue mosque thus show multiple circles on the roof which are really awesome.
In the first picture, I have attempted to give it a blue tone – so in my imagination, it is literally a blue mosques.
I have also uploaded the original picture for comparison.
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.
This week’s DP theme for the Photo Challenge is Circle.
Not quite sure what to submit.
The photo was taken in the West Lake, Hangzhou, China.
It shows a circular moon gate which is an important element in the architecture for Chinese courtyard or garden.
It signifies an entrance to the courtyard of the rich.
This may not be the best picture in my archive, I will need to go through it to see if there is a better picture.
This is the biggest gathering of pelicans which I have seen.
The picture was taken in Cairns, Australia during Summer when we have a stroll along the seaside.
I like the contrast in colors and the bluish tint in the photo.
There are a lot more photos which show multi-color firework display throughout the sky during this festive season.
But I like this simplistic one.
The photo was taken by my classmate YM Chan while he was travelling in Hokkaido during this festive season.Please enjoy :-)