Selfie

I have a confession to make. I own a selfie stick. Like Bill Clinton who never inhaled, I have never actually used my selfie stick. The reason, my wife refuses to travel with me if I bring a stick. Since our travels have all been together since it’s purchase, it has never been used. At…

Beauty in Repetition

The eye is drawn to repetition of a pattern. A checkerboard patterned tablecloth, the herringbone grain of a well made suit, the parquet floor beneath the feet of the Boston Celtics, the arches in the side of this mosque. I also like that the terminus of the arches draws the eye toward the left to…

Beauty in the Detail

Great design harmonizes beauty of the whole with beauty in the detail. There is such beauty in the design of this Mosque that one is tempted to be trapped in awe and miss the detail beauty in the symmetry of this entrance way, miss the detail in the color variations of the vertically placed building blocks, miss…