Triangles for #SundayStills
This week had me thinking, and scouring my photo archives, for photos of triangles for Terri’s theme for #SundayStills.
And everywhere I went I was on the lookout for triangles!
Triangles in real life
Married as I am to the Mathematician, for almost 40 years now, you would think I would be all over triangles and basically all things geometrical.
But I’m here to tell you that I’m not!
As I poured over photos from years ago to today, I kept asking him, is that a triangle, is that one? Sometimes he’d say ‘yes’ and other times, ‘no that’s a sector’ or even just
rudely roll his eyes at me – he does seem to do that a lot, or it’s often the baleful, ‘what are you thinking’ look! Ain’t love grand 🙂
Anyway I finally found a few photos with triangles in them and was mighty pleased – I couldn’t let this week go without adding my contribution – due mainly to being married to a real life Mathematician!
I found some signs – have you noticed that warning signs tend to be triangles? Why?
I didn’t know why, so I went looking…..I love researching for blog posts!
For some time now, warning signs have been triangular. ‘Prohibition’ signs – which explain that something is not allowed in an area, such as ‘no smoking’ signs – are circular, and most other signs are rectangular. These shapes were decided on deliberately in 1968, at the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals.
This is an agreement that 62 countries, including the UK, abide by. It determines what shape and colour road signs should be, as well as a number of their other features. The idea was to create an international ‘language’ of signs that could be understood across borders, so that if you were driving in a foreign country you would still be aware of hazards.
The agreement decided on the triangle as the shape of all signs warning of a danger – from roadworks to ducks crossing – and the circle for prohibition signs.Source
The warning sign of a roundabout ahead made me smile. It took my fancy because of the circle within the warning triangle shape, but right behind it was a line of tall, straight gum trees – the mathematical signs were with me!
I found a teepee at the night markets
Yes, I know strictly speaking this is a pyramid shape but it got the nod from the Mathematician, plus the bunting is triangle shaped and I happen to just love the photo! It exudes ambience doesn’t it?
Did you know? The floor of the tipi represents the earth on which we live, the walls represent the sky and the poles represent the trails that extend from the earth to the spirit world (Dakota teachings).
Which leads us onto bunting
The English LOVE their bunting! It’s starting to catch on here in Australia but nowhere like in England! This is one of my favourite bunting shots from Gordon Castle in Scotland, taken last year. Now they are classic triangles 🙂
But why is it called bunting?
The origin of bunting – On a navy ship, the sailor whose job it is to raise the flags is still referred to as a bunt. Bunting is used to describe the material to make the flags – an individual triangular flag was called the tammy, a word derived from estamet, the French word meaning lightweight wool fabric. Source: Google Search
Don’t tell me blogging isn’t educational!!!
Even in ruins you can find triangles
This is part of Kilve Chantry which was founded in 1329. After a walk on the very rocky beach, we had a lovely afternoon tea out last year. So pleased I took this photo of the ruins now!
What is a Chantry? English: from Old French chanterie, a term which originally meant the singing or chanting of a mass, but later came to denote in turn the endowment of a priest to sing mass daily on behalf of the souls of the dead, the priest so endowed, and eventually the chapel where he officiated.
So there you have it, after worrying I had nothing for TRIANGLES, I’ve managed to come up with a few photos of triangles in the wild!
Sunday Stills – what’s it all about?
Terri from Second Wind Leisure Perspectives, is the host of Sunday Stills and very generously offers a photo prompt each week on a Sunday! Like minded people can write a post, share a photo or two and see how others have interpreted the theme each week. It’s a fun way to engage with others and share photos with a wider audience.
And it sometimes makes you think – which is good for our brains as we age 🙂
I know I always enjoy seeing what others come up with for these weekly prompts 🙂
How about you?
Do you have a favourite triangle story to tell or a photo?
I always love hearing your thoughts, so leave me a comment below!
Have a great week.
You can see all my Sunday Stills posts by clicking here and I’m linking up for Denyse’s #Lifethisweek as the prompt this week is Share Your Snaps
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