Man has created beautiful architectural curves. One prime example is the Dali Museum building in St. Petersburg. It is a curved masterpiece of glass and cement. The large free-form geodesic glass bubble known as the ‘enigma’ is made up of 1,062 triangular pieces of glass.
To add to the curves, the museum garden also boasts a statue of Dali’s curved mustache.
As you can imagine, there are many beautiful curves inside the building as well, but the only example I have been allowed to photograph is this impressive ‘fire horse’. It stands tall right in the entrance lobby, showcasing its many lit curves.
But how do the man-made curves compare with the curves created by nature? Like this giraffe on the savannah with its soft curves.
Or this Great Egret with its long, curved neck.
And how does any manmade curve, however masterfully created, compare with the perfect curve of the rainbow that hangs there, freely suspended in the air over the bay. Just like that.
And not to talk about the celestial ‘buildings’. The sun just about the dive into the ocean. Flawless, well-lit curves.
Or the moon laying on its belly in the evening sky. An impeccable curve, even when captured by a mere human on the ground.
I appreciate all beautiful curves, but I’m sure you can see what inspires me more…what about you?