Ornate Symmetrical Spirits

The set of pictures below show how ornate places of worship and spiritualism imbibe symmetry in their structure so as to create harmony, peace and an environment suitable for meditation and prayers.
Religious people know very well that human life is short-lived but these stony structures will exist for a longer time.
(these pictures were cited via google search)

The first picture:  Lotus Temple (Bahai religion) at Delhi, India

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                                                 Lotus Temple at Delhi, India

Next four pictures:  Church of Hallgrimurat Reykjavik in Iceland. The church has symmetry in its minimalist expressionist architecture. 

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Pic source: Architravel

(Reykjav?k, Capital Region, Iceland)

Pic source: Panoranio

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The last two picturesSomnath Temple in Gujrat, India.  Very ancient temple with a long history of survival against all odds.

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Somnath Temple, India: pic source bhatibhav

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                                 Somnath temple: pic bhaktibhav

See world’s most beautiful symmetrical mosques here
Also, Buddhist temples in Bangkok mentioned at travel.cnn 
Of course, there are many other temples, churches, mosques, pagodas renowned for their symmetrical architecture. Places like Golden Temple (Sikhism), Golden Temple (Bangkok) and many other the world over.

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My first entry Symmetrical Minds for the weekly photo challenge Symmetry showed a picture depicting impact of perfect symmetry at a place of education

My second entry for the challenge Symmetrical Luxury had pictures taken by us at a place of luxury abode.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry and Ornate

Symmetrical Luxury

My previous entry for Symmetry had a picture to depict the impact of perfect symmetry at a place of education: Symmetrical minds

The below picture was taken by us at Hotel Shangri-La, Chengchun, China.
This picture shows a place of luxury abode with perfect symmetry, again adding to the splendor of this regal place.

Hotel Shangri-La at Changchun, China

Hotel Shangri-La at Changchun, China

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Hotel Shangri-La at Chengchun, Chaina

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symmetry.”

Symmetrical Minds

“Symmetry” at a place of education

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University of UNSW, Sydney

Besides other things and places…schools, colleges and universities are places of enlightenment for those who have it in them.

The picture was taken at University of New South Wales (Sydney).
The lamps, their reflections and the shrubs on both sides – all have a perfect symmetry!!

The ambiance and symmetry of these corridors of learning help in producing balanced and symmetrical minds that can change the world.

My other entry for the challenge depicts symmetry at a star hotel: Symmetrical Luxury

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symmetry.”

Illuminated pathways…enlightened minds!!!

Illuminated pathways…enlightened minds!!!

???????????????????????????????Schools, colleges and universities are places of enlightenment for those who have it in them.
The first (above) picture was taken by my son at University of New South Wales (Sydney) walking from one department to the other.  Superb reflection of light heightens the reflective academic mood.
The lamps and their reflections and the shrubs on both side – what perfect symmetry!!   

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Symmetry

The above and below pictures were also sent for previous photo challenge: Twinkle, where we had to share photos of twinkling light…to find a light source and a reflective surface in order to capture a twinkle.

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The second (below) picture was clicked by my family at Shanghai Airport. These are droopy pensive lightened up figurines.

Airports too are the illuminated corridors/pathways that lead to some great journeys which are capable of enlightening our minds…and broadening our horizons.  

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