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He was forced to acknowledge her figure to be light and pleasing

When asked to produce something that says ‘symmetry’ I instantly struggle because, like Michael York who once remarked that his fortune was made when he broke his nose as an adolescent, his face otherwise having been too perfect to be handsome, I rather shy away from the precision implied by symmetry.  But the Fountain of Eve (she’s standing calmly at it’s centre looking a little manly to be frank) in the Peterhof Palace Gardens in St Petersburg, has a glorious symmetry to it and the light catching the slender sprays of water makes me think of a glistening crown for Neptune.  And the quote?  Mr Darcy contemplating Elizabeth Bennett whom he has mentally picked to pieces and found in her every fault imaginable is forced to admit to self that despite the lack of symmetry to her form she is pretty damn gorgeous.  I rest my case.

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PS:  All the other interpretations of Symmetry for the Daily Press Photo Challenge are here

 

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  1. Sparkling photo! I, too, am more drawn to something less than precise.

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    February 13, 2015
    • Thank you Albert … maybe it’s because I am less than perfect myself though I am sure that is not the case for you!

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      February 13, 2015
  2. Mr Darcy I presume…. Thats the only bit I know and even at that, I am not sure if the quote is correct…!

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    February 13, 2015
    • You only need to know that Mr Darcy is an enormous number of girls’ dream man (even those that may not care to admit it). Colin Firth did nothing to help us in this plight 🙂

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      February 13, 2015
  3. Oh I know what you mean. I have a thing for things that are a little off. Not perfect, not symmetric. But this is nontheless very beautiful 🙂

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    February 13, 2015
    • And Russian 😉

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      February 13, 2015
      • Yes! 😀
        (I made a mental note that I should go see it!)

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        February 13, 2015
      • You must- that’s an order! But remember the fountains are all asleep in Winter … They wake up the first weekend in May. And The Peterhof needs a full day (not like we did it so now we are forced to go back … Huzzah!) 🙂

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        February 13, 2015
      • Good thing to warn me! I hope to go to Russia at the end of August, so I assume they are awake then! And otherwise I too have a good reason to return (and I wouldn’t mind that!)

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        February 13, 2015
      • Definitely awake then … But make sure you leave plenty of excuses to return 😉

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        February 13, 2015
      • I think I will never run out of those, and if I do, there still is this one: ballet! 😀

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        February 13, 2015
      • Damn right on both counts 🙂

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        February 13, 2015
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  5. That’s a GIRL in there? Wowsers. There’s hope for me yet, then. 🙂 Lovely quote. I don’t do symmetry either – too perfect.

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    February 15, 2015
  6. I like the less-than-symmetrical! (I guess this means I’m officially joining the general commenting tone).

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    February 18, 2015
    • Hi Sarah! Hurrah! Another one for the less-than-symmetrical party … thank you for taking the time to drop in and comment 🙂

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      February 19, 2015

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