7/17/10

PH: Triangles: They're Everywhere!

This week's theme for the blogging world's Photo Hunt is "triangle."  My first thought was that I didn't have pictures of triangles, but then I looked in my files and found them in all kinds of places.

This is in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott in Washington, DC.  Do you see the triangles in the light fixtures?  In the chains holding the fixtures?


                                                                                                   

 This house that's for sale has triangular features, as do many homes and other buildings.



This gorgeous photo was taken by a friend, Sparky Witte, and shared on Facebook a while back.  Dramatic photo showing triangles under the pier, huh? 
  
                                   


Daughter Tiffany's napkins were folded in triangular shapes when she prepared a delicious Thanksgiving meal for us. 
                                                                                                 



Sticking with holidays, there are triangles in some of the Christmas stockings we hang each year.    
  


One of our local newspapers did a feature on our two-faced governor, Mark Sanford, last year.  Do you see a triangle formed by his nose in the profile photo?




What about famous triangles?  Here's information (from Wikipedia) about two of them: 

BASS RED TRIANGLE

The Bass Red Triangle is one of the world's oldest logos but the brewery's labels had been copied without permission, both at home and overseas. 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.



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.

6 comments:

Lorna said...

Best triangle post I saw today...

Alice Audrey said...

If I look close, I can see the triangles in the light fixtures. Such a grand ceiling tends to distract though.

What great Christmas stockings.

Mine is here

CDO said...

So your angle here is where is the triangle. It all depends on which angle you view the triangles.

10-4 Willy

Iris Silk said...

Did you forget Triangle City in West Columbia, SC in our home county of Lexington? Wish I had a picture of that. I think you can still get that Wonderful Zesto ice cream there (and the chicken wasn't bad either!

Iris Silk said...

Have you forgotten Triangle City in West Columbia, SC in our home county of Lexington. I can still taste the great chicken from Zesto...not to mention that ice cream! Wish I had a picture!

Syd said...

How about French toast triangles? And then there is the geometry of triangles. Cool stuff today.

 
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