Arcs and Arches

Architectural arches apparently appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC; the Romans utilized the arch for aqueducts and domes, the Colosseum and the Pantheon.  Through my eye, straight lines may speak strength, but arches and arcs in architecture speak grace and refinement.  These are detail shots of a theatre in St Petersburg, Russia …

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