From Chaos to Order – Photos of Grids

Grid refers to a framework of spaced lines that are parallel and may also cross one another to form a series of boxes, normally squares or rectangles. It can also refer to a network for distributing power.

Grids have the power to be visible, as seen in these photos. But they can also be less obvious, to downright invisible – like the layout of text and photos in a magazine or the composition of a photograph or piece of art. Grids are all around us – how many can you see from where you are sitting?

To see these Grid Photos at their best, click on one of the photos to open a slideshow. To close the slideshow, press your ES-Ca-pay button (or the tiny ‘X’ on the top left of the screen).

When the Great Fire of London destroyed most of the medieval city in 1666, Christopher Wren was invited to design a new one. Within days, he had drawn up an elegant grid of broad boulevards leading to majestic squares, but it came to nothing – the existing landowners wanted things as they had been.
– Norman Foster –

12 thoughts on “From Chaos to Order – Photos of Grids

  1. I am so glad I found you. I somehow ran into dribbling pensioner and from there discovered your blog(s). I am looking forward to reading more. Just scratched the surface this morning.


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