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Geometry in rust and rubble

This city refuses to settle down. It’s caught in a perpetually short life-cycle of construct-deconstruct-reconstruct….

As I took a walk across a work site today, I found it a little unsettling that I could identify all the basic elements of shapes within the rubble of the fallen building that had been a perfect geometric structure just a while back.

Few minds wear out; more rust out” 

It is better to rust out than wear out.” 

“To put one brick upon another
Add a third, and then a fourth,
Leaves no time to wonder whether
What you do has any worth”

“One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous. “

“If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure..”

In all these sights I achieve solace only in bringing forth trees, picturing them blooming like smoke from the roofs of gutted buildings, dreaming of what a fine and picturesque pile of rubble this city will someday make.” 

See more geometry in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.

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29 comments on “Geometry in rust and rubble

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  2. sebastienouvryphotographies
    November 2, 2012

    Nice entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge !!!
    You can see mine here : http://sebastienouvryphotographies.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/253365-2-novembre-2012-p-l/
    See you

    • Deepali
      November 3, 2012

      I loved your enrty too, sebastien. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Northern Narratives
    November 2, 2012

    Powerful photos.

  4. thetemenosjournal
    November 2, 2012

    Good shots. I like the turquoise & metal shots especially.

    • Deepali
      November 3, 2012

      Thank you thetemenosjournal and welcome, glad to have your follow.

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  9. adinparadise
    November 3, 2012

    Love your take on the theme, Deepali. :)

  10. Mezza
    November 3, 2012

    Geometrically speaking .. it is everywhere isn’t it. Geometry! thanks for visiting my blog and I love your shots!

    • Deepali
      November 5, 2012

      You’re so right..geometry it is everywhere and thank goodness for that :-)

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  23. eof737
    November 15, 2012

    I missed this last week… Beautiful too. ;-)

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