Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Curves


The second day of the year is a fine time to introduce (cue the deep, boomy voice) another photograhic mystery. I took this picture while wandering around the neighborhood near work. Beyond that, I won't provide any additional clues. I hope you'll answer the following two questions in a comment:
  1. What do you think this is?
  2. What does it remind you of?
In either case, there are no right or wrong answers, so have fun with it. I'll post the answer in a followup comment within the week. Until then, take as many guesses as you wish. And if you want to get your friends, in-laws or coffee shop barristas involved as well, the more the merrier!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this is a grating in the road, taken from a funny angle.

What does it remind me of? A grating in the road!

Great picture. If I'm wrong I'll look forward to finding out what it is!

Hoping you have had a wonderful festive season and wishing you a happy and healthy new year from across the pond.

kenju said...

A wrought-iron railing? I realize that is a boring answer, but it is all I can come up with right now.

rampant bicycle said...

Looks like a fence, photographed from an angle...

...but it reminds me of a zebra. :)

Dave said...

First - 'A Happy New Year' to you and your family, second the photo could be of iron railings?

David said...

if it is horizontal ( as presented) i guess a railing (ballusters?)
it reminds me of the progression of time and is SO like a pic I took of the piano keyboard.

David said...

i posted the piano keys and a poem

Leanne said...

What do you think this is?
I think it is either a fence of sorts or a bench.

What does it remind you of?

It reminds me of a zebra oddly enough.

Claire said...

I think it's a section of a bench!

Another great photo though!

netchick said...

A really, really big zebra! :)

raehan said...

I think it's a railing of some sort.

At first glance it looked like painted stripes.

Happy New Year, Carmi.

Linda said...

It looks like the grille on a car....

it's an optical illusion that makes your head spin!

I took 100 pictures of my Christmas tree last night...why, I don't know, but I did. I'll see if anything's worth posting sometime.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a shadow cast by a fence or a bench.
Great shot!

Anonymous said...

I believe this is a closeup shot of a fence of some sort.

It makes me think of the smooth jazz...the symmetry is excellent.

Anonymous said...

These are the slats on the back of a park bench...and they remind me of a zebra. Okay...totally wrong, I'm sure...but you said no wrong answers, so I'm golden!

David said...

sir - your reply is requested...

kontan said...

Not a clue what it is, but it reminds me of the suit Michael Keaton wore in BeetleJuice. Sad but true...I'm just tired!

Anonymous said...

It looks like the spindles in the railing of a bridge. Perhaps it's because I'm contemplating all the figurative bridges before me.

The image looks like the great gills of a fish that allow to dive deep down in the sea where it's dark and peaceful. I imagine that the mighty gills allow the fish to breathe easily in spite of the enormous water pressure on its body.

srp said...

1. Possibly a cloth awning, although I have no idea why one would be out in winter.
2. Zebras

Anonymous said...

or rail...I am grasping here. I love the lines on this! I am always fascinated by lines.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember the orignal speedos from way back that were striped like that? I'm thinking you passed an elephant wearing a striped speedo.

Nah.......

How about..... You found an old Psychology text with a chapter on perception.......this illusion is part of the Rorschach?

Nah.......

The railings of a 1950's gate to an apartment building?

OR.......

A bicycle rack?

Or

The railings on the Gorilla cage at the zoo?

OK........I'm done...........am I close? :)

Sarah said...

It looks like either a bench or a fence.

Leanne said...

Ok so what is it Carmi?

J said...

A metal bench. But that has probably already been guessed. If it is, I have some similar shots, not as good, but same idea.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to tell us what we are looking at Carmi??? :)

Carmi said...

I've kept this one shrouded for long enough. My apologies. Here's what it is...

This is the wood bannister at the Banting House National Historic Site. I wrote about it here:

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2007/01/eternal-flame.html

It's the kind of place that invites a quiet walk with a camera. I will return soon, since it's merely steps away from my office.

Thanks, everyone, for your wonderful contributions to the discussion. You're all remarkably creative!