Today’s #FriFoto theme for @Gadventures is a basic of life. Even the circle of life is one. One what? A curve. There are curves everywhere from the curvacious beauty of a woman’s body, to the curves intrinsic in design and architecture and nature itself. Here are some of my favourite photos of curves, taken on my travels.
The curves of the Scarborough lighthouse on Vincent Pier are juxtaposed with the curvaceous form of the Diving Belle. With arms outstretched and chest puffed out in front she looks as if she’s about to jump into the water. I took this photo on our honeymoon after our wedding in the North Yorkshire town of Staxton.
The floating heads of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland. Somehow not at all macabre but memorising, they highlight the curve of the human head and face.
The gorgeous curve of a rainbow at the bottom of a waterfall in the Milford Sound, New Zealand. Nature seems to relish creating curves.
The curved terraces of vines planted in the beautiful Douro Valley, in North Portugal. The river itself carves its way through the hills a serpentine curve of glassy green, and the vines in the hills mimic the natural lines. Sometimes nature embraces curves herself, and sometimes she needs a little encouragement.
The Cypriot church at the Anassa Spa in Polis Bay is stunning with its curved domed roof. Who wouldn’t want to get married here?
All the fun of the fair on Vincent Pier, at Scarborough North Yorkshire. Is there anything curvier than a roller coaster?
Curved tiles in the mosaic floor of one of the ruined buildings on display at the Pafos World Heritage site, in Cyprus. The attention to detail is incredible and when you consider that each tile had to be hand made and carefully put into place the enormity of the time involved in the design really hits you. This is art in Architecture.
These glass birds were sitting on a curved bough just outside the channel that lead to the glass blowing island of Murano, near Venice. The incredible detail and the colours of the glass was amazing!
Almost two thousand years since it was built the domed ceiling of the Pantheon is a spectacular testament to its creators and to the dedication of those who worshipped here. The amazing oculus is still lined with bronze and is still open to the weather and light which pours in to demonstrate the magnificence of the cosmos. As for rainwater, it drains away from the floor to the Roman drains designed for that express purpose.