My school in Boston used to be someone’s residential home. This is really apparent when almost every administrative office has a non-functional brick fireplace in it. The main rotunda of the center building also has a wide circular sunlight with a spherical chandelier that hangs directly over the first floor. Along the walls is a spiral staircase that runs all the way up to the fourth floor. Visually, you don’t really see the beauty of the rotunda unless you are directly underneath the dome ceiling. Here’s what it looks like when you stand directly under everything.
There’s something oddly satisfying about architectural symmetry. For me, I live for taking “perfect” photos. And my definition of perfect can vary quite a bit. Even though I rationally know that there’s no such thing, I still try my best to capture those moments. And sometimes it involves looking at something differently or at a unique perspective. Like my kitchen light at home or a chandelier from Yale.
Yale Ceilings – by Sarah L. Instagram
Architectural symmetry gives me a sense of organization in a world that can sometimes be disordered. All you have to do is to take a look around.
You’d be surprised at what you can find.