It struck me the other day that triangles have a bad name:- a love triangle; the Bermuda triangle etc. Then I thought of other geometric shapes – the square for example which connotes the ordinary, unadventurous, dull; and the circle which suggests ‘well-rounded’, complete. Then I thought how these basic shapes are used in nature and in man-made constructions…………….

This is Bracklinn bridge. Unusual construction shape for the North of Scotland.                                                                                                                                       

This is the interior of a bothy on the shore of Rackwick Bay in Hoy where I found a lone but not lonely German and we shared what was left of  my bottle of Glenfarclas.

Why the 3-dimensional triangles of the Pyramids? I met a traveller from an antique land who said………

Then I thought I must look at paintings, especially post-modern stuff, and see how basic shapes are used to create structure and balance….mm


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