Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Squares, Triangles and Angles

This week Cee suggests we look at squares, triangles and angles, so I’ve opened my eyes wide along my daily walk to work, once more, and I’ve scrutinised everything around me, until I discovered the right shapes.

I finally found the squares and angles on the floor, under my very feet.

I walk along beautiful, and sometimes wobbly, cobbled streets like these every day.

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These are the square cobbles around the Mosque in Cordoba.

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These are the squares on the floor entering the mosque.

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The most famous road builders were the Romans, who built an impressive network of over 50,000 miles of road, which as the saying goes, led to Rome.

The Romans were the first to build cobbled streets, and this tradition was continued up to the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, when asphalt became the favourite type of paving, because it was smoother, drier, cleaner, more quiet, and more modern.

With the advent of the automobile, the joints between the stones became an annoyance.

I can’t argue with that, but in spite of the wobbling and the noise, there is something magical about cobbled streets, don’t you agree?

Finally I couldn’t resist including (perhaps once more) a fragment of the Roman-Arab-Christian Ancient City Wall. Here we have squares and edges. The square bricks, and the edge of the city…

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About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on July 7, 2014, in Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Nice shots and such history! Thanks for sharing your corner of the world.

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  2. Wonderful photos for this week’s challenge. Thanks for playing.

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  3. Really great pictures…and the cobbled streets do add something to a normal way 🙂

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