HiI put a new photo essay on Flickr entitled Architectural Rhythms http://www.flickr.com/photos/22231918@N06/sets/72157633360951357/
Architectural RhythmsRepetition has been a part of architecture throughout the ages. The advent of skyscrapers increased the possibilities for repetition, because of the larger scale of the buildings. The modern style, for better or worse (I would say some of each), accentuates the repetition because of its use of simple forms and symmetry.
The use of reflective material such as glass and stainless steel further accentuates the sense of repetition. I find this fascinating-the way behemoth buildings seem to interact with each other through reflection presents me with some of my favorite photo subjects.
Almost all the images in this photo essay are of architecture that uses repetition, and all have some kind of rhythmic element to them.
I love natural forms.but I also love man-made forms. I do not consider one to be essentially more beautiful than the other, for at the bottom of things man is a part of nature, and so everything man-made can be thought of as being natural!
I hope this photo essay makes you more sensitive to the beauty to be found in the urban environment.
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