I've been thinking about architecture lately,
... and so it was with some bemusement that I saw some columns (specifically, the ones shown above on the left) that made me smile when I saw them. Why? Because this plant was growing at the base of the columns...
I've shown all three variants on the column theme to give you a sense for what's going on.
This week's Challenge is simply this:
1. What about seeing this plant at the base of these columns made me smile? What's funny / odd / surprising about this little scene? (In other words, what's the connection between the plants and the columns? No, it's not that the plants are planted at the foot of the columns. It's much more obvious than that.)
Although I've seen lots of classical Greek columns--in architectural follies, on banks, and on distinguished federal buildings--seeing this particular juxtaposition was the first time I actually smiled. Can you figure out what I found amusing?
(Hint: I know this sounds slightly odd--but give it a go. If you just think about what connections might exist, you'll figure it out. Think about what kind of columns these are...)
|The same plant growing nearby....