Friday, July 19, 2013

ABC Wednesday - Architecture

This year Architecture is close to my heart as my son is studying to become an architect.

But the particular type of architecture that I love is an arch. 

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an arch as:
"a curved structural member spanning an opening and serving as a support 
(as for the wall or other weight above the opening)"

I'm not sure what it is about an arch that appeals, but I think arches look quite imposing and grand.

Here are some pictures I took way back in 1993 when I toured Europe. Loved these arches.

inside the Roman Forum, Rome


Arch of Constantine, Rome


Arch of Titus, Rome


Arc de Triomphe, Paris




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26 comments:

  1. Once your son joins Architecture course, he'll tell you about types of arches! I can as well, of course.

    www.volatilespirits.com

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    1. Hi Anupama, he's just started so will look forward to some explanations from him. From your comment I assume you are an architect too. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Lovely choice for the A-Day and loved the collection of arches in photographs!! There is always grandeur accompanying arches I think!!

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    1. Thanks Nanka. Yes they are so grand. I love arches.

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  3. Arches are, by definition, AWESOME

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. They sure are Roger. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I almost did architecture this time, too, but went with something else. The architecture is Europe is so fascinating, and I especially love it in Oxford, England.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Hi Leslie, yes the architecture in Europe is so beautiful. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Your photos of architecture work so well for A. I especially like the Arch of Titus—te way it's shot and the color.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Glad you liked my composition and thanks for dropping by.

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  6. Great shots and post for A this week. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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    1. Thanks Carver. Glad you liked them.

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  7. bful pics and clicked in 93 ! thats wow now :)

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    1. Thanks Afshan - yep, no digital cameras back then, you clicked and hoped it came out good.

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  8. beautiful arch hope i can visit any of these beautiful places. Good luck to your future architect son. Have time to visit my ABC Wednesday

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    1. Thanks WorkingAtHome. I hope you can visit them too. I wish that for you. Thanks for the good wishes. Architecture is hard work!

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  9. I love arches, too, Suzy. Maybe it's because their shape reminds us of rainbows? Just wondering . . .
    Blessings!

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    1. Ah Martha, that just might be the reason. How clever! Blessings to you too my friend.

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  10. Arches look surely great and splendid. Beautiful photographs as always.

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    1. Thanks Pree - glad you liked my pics.

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  11. Hi Suzy,

    You are right arches do have that grandiose feel to them and it was an important part of Roman architecture. Though I am not an architecture student, couple of years of freelancing for an architectural magazine has taught me a lot. Beautiful pictures. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks Swati. The Universe is definitely endorsing architecture as my son's career via this post. Great, I'm happy. Thanks so much for dropping by.

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  12. I love looking at the various creative forms of architecture that are used in creating what could be quite ordinary buildings, etc. into pieces of art.

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    1. That is so true that some creative architecture can transform buildings. Nice observation Jessica.

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