Travel theme: Arches

I love this week’s travel theme proposed by the blog Where’s My Backpack? – Arches.  There is something so logical and orderly about them, yet still artful, that my organization-loving brain just delights in seeing them.  They’re not a product of straight lines, like a rectangle, but have the arced grace of a swan’s neck. I think they’re beautiful.

Arc de Triomphe
                                                         Arc de Triomphe

They showcase victory. (Forgive the quality – I didn’t have a digital camera when I took this, and so this is a photo of a photo.)

Handmade and hand decorated entrance to the Scot’s camp at the St. Louis Renaissance Fair

 You can make them simple and beautiful, to decorate the most mundane of spaces

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         A bandstand in St. Maarten. Can you hear the music?

They add a small bit of festivity to a simple thing

A beautiful hall on the Washington University in St. Louis campus when I graduated with my Master's
A beautiful hall on the Washington University in St. Louis campus when I graduated with my Master’s

They can add dimension to a simple walk

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The barbican on the Royal Way in Krakow, Poland

They can add a symmetry to a regal gate

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From a balcony of Cortez’s castle in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

A simple decoration makes an extravagant frame

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