I just had to do this one, for my friend Cee, who doesn’t live too far from me. Circles make the world go round (see what I did there?), and trace the roughly-circular orbits of all the planets and their satellites. Did you know that the ancient Egyptians did not use the wheel? They found out about it from a tribe who invaded their empire around 3500BC. I had fun going through my photos to find all sorts of circular references.
Ferris Wheels! In Puyallup, Washington; the Santa Monica Pier in California; and the Great Wheel on the waterfront in downtown Seattle.
A rock formation known as a “cannonball”, at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
Coconuts at the grocery store.
Plates on the wall. Found in the Asian casual restaurant aboard the Crystal Symphony cruise-ship.
The Chinese New Year display at South Coast Plaza in California. Circles within circles.
Two views of a circular table I found in a hotel in California.
Circle within a circle. My bird-bath in the snow, with its blue glass float frozen within the ice.
Perhaps the most important circular thing in someone’s life. Wedding ring. It’s a “mini-Moebius”.
And from Merrie Olde England, the circular tower and logo of Trinity Hall College, and the ancient Round Church in the old city of Cambridge. I took these photos in the summer of 1991, when I was there on a UCLA summer course.
And the wheel of life goes round and round.