Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Theme Day: Triangles

Synagogue, piazza Benamozegh, Livorno
The back of the synagogue is decorated with five sets of 32 small triangular windows. Their effect is visible in the pictures taken inside the temple, while their number may also have some kabbalistic meaning.


See also: Synagogue of Livorno - Inside the Synagogue - Rejoicing of the Law - The Old Synagogue - Around the Tebah - The Doors of the Synagogue
External links: Kabbalah and the 32 Types of Consciousness (The Huffington Post)
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25 comments:

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Quite impressive!

Revrunner said...

As wonderful from this angle as the other.

Barbara Farr said...

Great interpretation of the theme.

Jim said...

A brilliant theme day post. So many triangles. Impressive building.

Luis Gomez said...

Very interesting! Nice VP.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow VP, what a find for the theme. So enjoyed going back and looking from the inside also, the triangle cut outs make a unique backdrop, wonder if they ever use lighting to enhance the effect.

William Kendall said...

That's an extraordinary building!

I would think, given that it is a religious building, that yes indeed, the number of cutouts has a religious significance, but I'm not at all familiar enough with Judaism to have a go at figuring out what it would be.

Michelle said...

Excellent VP!

Randy said...

Nice find.

Kate said...

A terrific building for the theme; checked the link and loved the fourth photo with the choir. It's a great photo to show the front of the synagogue in its loveleness.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Wow that thing is full of triangles...perfect!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Each set of 32 triangles is arranged on a panel that is itself a triangle. Great choice.

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic Theme day post.

paul said...

Interesting architecture, great theme day post.

Dina said...

Truly a remarkable edifice, especially after you have clued us in as to the mystical symbolism of the number 32.

Julie said...

32 types of consciousness! Lordy, lordy ... sorry.

This would have to be the choice of the interpretations for this month's theme, VP. Bravo!

Rob the frog said...

Well, I am not surprised by your choice of photo... Perfect choice

Daryl said...

super shot .. great interpretation of this month's theme!

Lowell said...

A stunning building. Wow! And a great theme day post. I'd love to see the inside of this synagogue! Very fine photo, too!

Halcyon said...

Perfect choice for today's theme!

Karl Demetz said...

Amazing building... and full of triangles!!

José Mendonça said...

I remember this building. Great choice, VP!

Jack said...

The small triangles seem to work nicely on this building, don't they? Good capture for the Triangle theme.

Lois said...

How beautiful! This is a great post for Theme Day.

LOLfromPasa said...

It is amazing where you can find triangles! Love this example.