Weekly Photo Challenge: GEOMETRY

Math. Grrrr.

Okay. I am an innumerate. (That is, illiterate when it comes to numbers.) Your basic arithmetic, I’m okay. Algebra, I really liked. I’m a big reader of detective stories and mysteries, and, so far as I’m concerned, searching foris a kind of mystic process. Furthermore, it’s solving for letters rather than numbers. But geometry? I, and it, were mutually a washout.

The shapes are fine enough, but the equations! My high school class gave me the pip, and I had the devil of a time eking out a B. (I wasn’t used to B’s, that was tantamount to failing.) So, as you can imagine, my initial response to this week’s challenge was lukewarm. At best. But then I began sorting through the archives, looking at shapes, and that’s an exercise I really love! Here are a couple of examples (no numbers, only shapes!) of photographic geometry. First, a nice cup of tea:

And the Japanese teapot it was poured from:

And finally, abstract architectural geometry, the cupola at South Mountain Concert Hall, viewed from inside:

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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: GEOMETRY

  1. hey, geometry looks good on you. I can say that, and giggle, and run away, seeing as I had to take geometry twice, in high school, to eke out a barely passing grade.

  2. pauline says:

    You’re just too cool. If geometry class had included tea in round cups and class trips to concert halls, I may have aced it!

  3. freshnewblog says:

    I like that you used a literary quote with this challenge. I am going to try that.

  4. Stef says:

    I love the perspective of your third pic.
    Interestingly, high school geometry was the first math class I took where I actually got an A! It was 100% due to the teacher, Mr. Cat – he was FANTASTIC.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Third pic: Looking up from under the cupola of the little concert hall on the side of the mountain —
      I am in awe of your A in geometry. Teacher or no teacher, it was an achievement!

  5. I was dragged kicking and screaming through algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus in high school. Mercifully I graduated on to college where I could take classes like “Physics for Poets” for math credits. Thank the heavens!

    Happy you could find some beauty in all of that! Love the red teapot!

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