La.Pi.S. #1: Oranges

This is my first contribution to the newest photo meme in town, which is all about food, Lasang Pinoy Sundays, nicknamed La.Pi.S. 

Some time last month, I posted an entry about oranges and orange segments, which somehow got lost among the, er, SPs that find their way on this site.  My fault entirely!  I kinda like that particular entry because I feel I was able to combine two things that I like very much: food and architecture.  Through La.Pi.S, I’m giving that entry I’m talking about a second lease on life.  Hee hee.  I hope you like it as much as I did putting it together…

Once upon a time, I was a student of Architecture.  I loved learning about the world’s greatest architects, their works and the inspiration behind them.  It often surprised me that simple, ordinary, everyday objects were often the inspiration to numerous notable structures around the globe.  Like these…

What building do these oranges remind you of?  Nothing?  Maybe this will trigger something…

There.  How about that?  Any structure in mind?  Maybe it will help if I cut off a portion from each of the segments and arrange them a certain way…

Here’s another pic…

Believe it or not, mandarin segments, in addition to sails on a yacht and ribbed palm leaves served as inspiration to the design of the Sydney Opera House. 

Photo by Adam J.W.C.  Snagged from Wikipedia.

This marvel of architecture was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon.  Ain’t he great? :D


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7 Responses to “La.Pi.S. #1: Oranges”

  1. Meeya says:

    yey, sali ka na rin :D nakakatuwa talaga isipin kung saan nakakakuha ng inspiration ang mga artists ano? galeng!


  2. ces says:

    oh this is sooo coooool! i am an architecture graduate myself and it took me up the last cut segment to figure it out:) great idea! an orange-y sydney opera house! y’know i once dreamt also of a FOOD+ARCHITECTURE book! maybe we could do a collaboration on this huh? hahaha! thanks for this wonderful entry! some other way to look at food in itself! great job!


  3. tigerfish says:

    Hahhaa…when I eat oranges in future, I will think of Sydney Opera House!


  4. Ang galing, Weng. I like how you presented the oranges. It does look like the Sydney Opera House! Clap! Clap!


  5. JMom says:

    inspired idea! great photos and presentation, Weng.


  6. iska says:

    That’s really interesting! Oranges ala-Sydney Opera House :-)
    Mabuhay ang mga archi kids hehehehe


  7. i never knew that..this is an interesting new info for me.
    i think there was an establishment or a bridge that was built before and the inspiration was from the nests made by cave birds..
    the sydney opera house is a big orange after all..hehehe..i only associate the establishment with waves before..^^


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