Man has been fascinated with symmetry since very early history, long before the invention of the sciences. The charm of symmetry can be appreciated by intuition alone. After all, it’s part of the language inscribed in nature, and including even within the human body itself.

Symmetry exists in all things. The golden mean expresses the divine harmony of nature. We find it in music, art, mythology and symbolism, astronomy, physics, alchemy, ancient philosophy and in objects that often go unnoticed, for example, in snowflakes.

Some particularly pleasing result comes with the contemplation of symmetrical architecture. Its details, delicate but altogether overwhelming, attend to a constant pattern of figures as if their strokes were destined for an infinite order. Already in itself, a construction conjures a special feeling for those immersed in its forms. Symmetrical architecture is that divine order that succumbs to its own spell, at once it ventures to convince us of the delight of Utopia on a truly grand scale.

Those obsessed with symmetrical shapes have waited for this small paradise on Instagram, housing but a collection of photographs of symmetrical architecture. Symmetrical Monsters invites one to explore form and perfection in angles, colors, and shapes. The photographs shared here, appear simple at a distance. Up close they reveal intricate detail and project the perceptions of photographers who’ve come face to face with the harmony of urbanity. Get ready to sigh.

 

 


 


 


 


*Images: 1) Guy Mayer – flickr / Creative Commons; 2-9) Instagram – Symmetrical Monsters

Man has been fascinated with symmetry since very early history, long before the invention of the sciences. The charm of symmetry can be appreciated by intuition alone. After all, it’s part of the language inscribed in nature, and including even within the human body itself.

Symmetry exists in all things. The golden mean expresses the divine harmony of nature. We find it in music, art, mythology and symbolism, astronomy, physics, alchemy, ancient philosophy and in objects that often go unnoticed, for example, in snowflakes.

Some particularly pleasing result comes with the contemplation of symmetrical architecture. Its details, delicate but altogether overwhelming, attend to a constant pattern of figures as if their strokes were destined for an infinite order. Already in itself, a construction conjures a special feeling for those immersed in its forms. Symmetrical architecture is that divine order that succumbs to its own spell, at once it ventures to convince us of the delight of Utopia on a truly grand scale.

Those obsessed with symmetrical shapes have waited for this small paradise on Instagram, housing but a collection of photographs of symmetrical architecture. Symmetrical Monsters invites one to explore form and perfection in angles, colors, and shapes. The photographs shared here, appear simple at a distance. Up close they reveal intricate detail and project the perceptions of photographers who’ve come face to face with the harmony of urbanity. Get ready to sigh.

 

 


 


 


 


*Images: 1) Guy Mayer – flickr / Creative Commons; 2-9) Instagram – Symmetrical Monsters