Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Theme: Squares

When I go to North Central High School to swim 
on Saturday mornings, I am usually among 
the first to arrive. I often use the extra few minutes 
to sit down and look at the pool and its environs, 
a series of squares and rectangles just piled 
and piled on each other.
The squares are found, of course, everywhere: 
in the small tiles in the pool itself, then in the deck. 
The checkered pattern is found in the surrounding walls 
and red squares are included in the acoustic panels.
White squares line the pool in the form
of starting blocks. Then, of course, the whole thing 
is reflected back from the pool's surface, 
adding to the silent visual cacophony
before the storm, when fifty or so swimmers
churn the water into crystal mayhem.
Oddly, I find this scene calming and enjoy trying
to sort the patterns out, to find some kind of
visual rhythm to what may first seem
like a sensory mess.

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EG CameraGirl said...

You have found tons of squares here! How clever of you to take your camera with you on Saturdays!

Tanya Breese said...

great choice!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting choice for this theme day. Really like it!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful patterns in all of these shapes too. A splendid choice, Speedway!