Sunday, June 22, 2008
Two Things Challenge: Parallel / Perpendicular
This week's 2 Things Challenge was Parallel / Perpendicular. Here are my interpretations. The first photo was taken as I was walking home from Takoma Park, Maryland. This is the divided bridge for Metro (our subway transit system) and CSX and MARC (a commerce carrier and the Maryland long-distance commuter rail, respectively.) I thought this was a good example of Parallel.
Perpendicular was a little harder than I expected. I thought about cheating and posting an archived picture of Cape Hatteras (NC) Lighthouse or Point Arena (CA) Lighthouse, but that didn't seem fair. Then I thought about posting another picture of the Georgia Avenue MPD Dispatch Tower, but I've posted several pictures of that already. Or the Washington Monument, but that seemed to easy and obvious. (And apparently overdone. I didn't realize I'd posted this many pictures of the WaMo.) Plus, I used that memorial for last week's challenge. So, I got off my lazy duff, took a walk, and here's the result: street lamps!
I had several street lamps I photographed, but I liked this one best because it had perpendicular going on several times. Or am I stretching beyond belief?
Then I took this photo last Sunday, which I was going to include in my entry about the National Gallery of Art, but I already had enough pictures going on there. This is a fountain of Mercury, the Messenger God, on the main floor of the West Building of the NGA. I thought this captured both Parallel and Perpendicular perfectly!
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Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 6/08