4/11/09

Photo Hunt: Triangles

Yep, this week's Photo Hunt topic is triangles. I had no idea where I might find triangles to post, but, lo and behold, they are all around!

Lots of companies use red triangles in their respective logos. Here are just a few, including one of the oldest registered trademarks in the world.







According to Wikipedia, "The Red Triangle was the first trademark to be registered under the Trade Mark Registration Act 1875, as trade mark number 1. The 1875 Act came into effect on 1 January 1876 and that New Year's Eve, a Bass employee waited overnight outside the registrar's office, in order to be the first in the queue to register a trademark the next morning. In fact, Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton Limited received the first two registrations, the first being the Bass Red Triangle for their pale ale, and the second the Bass Red Diamond for their strong ale."
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Triangles are used in building structures -- homes, restaurants, fences, etc.




There's even a triangle in this table in the store's display window.




I found some triangles while driving around and, yes, some are fuzzy because I took them while driving! Sh-h-h-h! Don't tell!




Do you see anything triangular here? How about part of the crane on the right side of the photo? Part of the bridge looks triangular but it isn't. Look at the second picture and you'll see why.

There's no point at the top, for one thing, so this lacks the proper angle!


Speaking of driving, I found triangles in my car. Can you wade through the dust to see the triangles?





How about these on neighbors' cars? Are those triangles on the tires?



There are even triangles on my house key and on the blood pressure monitor!
Triangular flags blowing in the wind.


What kind of triangle is this one?
No idea? Well, those are Bermuda shorts, making that a Bermuda triangle! :)

From Wikipedia, here's a bit of info about the real Bermuda triangle:
"The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a region of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean in which a number of aircraft and surface vessels are alleged to have disappeared in mysterious circumstances which fall beyond the boundaries of human error, pirates, equipment failure, or natural disasters. Popular culture has attributed some of these disappearances to the paranormal, a suspension of the laws of physics, or activity by extraterrestrial beings.
A substantial body of documentation exists showing numerous incidents to have been inaccurately reported or embellished by later authors, and numerous official agencies have gone on record as stating that the number and nature of disappearances is similar to any other area of ocean; however, proponents of paranormal phenomena claim that many incidents remain unexplained despite considerable investigation
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To see triangles from other Photo Hunt participants, click here.


33 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow you have an impressive amount of triangles you found. Love the Bermuda Triangle :).

Happy weekend!
Amanda

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Jasonblink said...

I love Nabisco products, my all time favorite is Ritz. Very nice collection you have this week.

Alice Audrey said...

Looks like there are triangles everywhere. We just have to open our eyes to see them.

Aileni said...

Okay - you win! I haven't been all over but out of those I have seen, this takes the cake.
Structurally, a triangle is very strong and for millenia has been of symbolic significance.

jams o donnell said...

So many triangles. I have a soft spot for the red tirangle of Bass but I love the bermuda triangle. Very funny!

rdl said...

Wow, that's a great collection. and you reminded me of my Citgo sign pic - might have to add that to mine.

marta said...

I'm so amazed at how many triangles are around us. You did a great job at capturing many that we just take for granted and pass by - or at least I do. Nice post for this week's theme.

Dianne said...

Wow-you thought of everything! Great post.

feefifoto said...

Bermuda triangle - HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! I saw it and didn't get it so I'm so happy you explained it.

Mrs Mecomber said...

GREAT photos, as usual. It was neat seeing "everyday" triangles everywhere. And the Bermuda T info was great. I remember being amazed at it as a kid... but realizing that it is all superstition!

I did PH, too. I hope you have a chance to see mine.

http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-triangle/

Have a great weekend. He is risen!

Tara R. said...

That's a lot of triangles! Good job.

Cindy OFarrell said...

I also captured the yield sign here on Maui among other triangles. Great triangle pictures for this week's PH.

See how many different triangles I captured here on Maui. http://upcountrysmiles.com

Aloha & Happy Easter,
Cindy

Marylin said...

What a lot of triangles! I had trouble finding just one. ;)

Thanks for dropping by my hunt. :)

candi said...

We are surrounded by triangles, aren't we?
Thanks for the info too.

Puglette said...

oh my...i had no idea i was surrounded by the little boogers!
:o)
puglette

RJ Flamingo said...

Fun post, Sherry! You did a really great job with this theme - loved it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

bestcharleyanalive.com said...

Your post was such fun to read....cool pix too. Very creative!

Come for a triangular visit to New Orleans!
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Carver said...

I enjoyed this post. Not only did you find a diverse group of triangles it was also interesting to read. Happy weekend!

Kim said...

Love your take on this weeks theme. Great photos too!

I found it hard to find triangles in my house this week but I did finally find some.

Mine's up and ready...come on over!

Shawn said...

I'm not allowed to have anything triangular (because of the sharp points). So this post was really nice.

Krissy said...

I love all of the triangles! You most certainly found the most that I've ever seen. Have a terrific weekend!

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rachelizabeth said...

A great collection of triangles!

Thanks for stopping by my PH.

Happy Easter!

Erin said...

what a great bunch of triangle shots...you really did a lot. thanks for stopping by my blog...appreciate.

Pink Monkey said...

Wow! You're right, triangles are everywhere if we just open our eyes to them.

YTSL said...

Goodness, someone looks to have triangle-crazy there! ;b

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I can't believe you were able to find a picture of the bermuda triangle.

Gattina said...

You really saw the world in triangles, lol ! very nice ! are your eyes now in triangle shape ?

Marites said...

Nabisco products are quite good. That's a lot of triangles you've found:) Mine's up too.

Chatty Crone said...

Have a great Easter.

PhotoJunkie (Leslie) said...

Basically this was a triangle palooza for you! Awesome job on the challenge. I like the wood railing a lot.

CherryPie said...

Nice selection :-)

Mojo said...

The Bermuda Triangle was expanded back in the '70s so it really isn't a triangle anymore. But hey, we're allowed artistic license here because... well because it's art (dammit). And the Bermuda shorts line was just too good anyway.

But most fascinating of all was the Bass Trademark story. I wonder if that employee got a bonus for giving up his New Year's Eve and waiting all night in the freezing cold so the company could have the distinction of having Trademark #1. Talk about taking one for the team! I'd love to know the whole story behind that one.

girasoli said...

I think you win the prize for the most triangles. I am impressed!! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my photohunt post :)

 
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