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cairistiona7 in photo_scavenger

Lines...

Two shots of some of my favorite lines.

Skyline of St. Louis, Missouri, the city where I was born, taken from inside Busch Stadium:

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And the lines of the baseball field itself:

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Very neat!
Thank you. :)
Clever! And what an interesting skyline.
Thank you! I've always loved the St. Louis skyline. Very distinctive with the Arch in front of it (or from this angle, behind it).
Lines *everywhere* :)
I never realized, until I chose this photo for the prompt, just how many lines there were!
it looks like the city is hugging the stadium.
What a neat idea!
The baseball field lines look like an artwork. Ist there a reason for the wide curved strip on the right? Forgive the possibly stupid question, but I have absolutely no clue about baseball apart from what I picked up from the Peanuts as a kid. *g*

The term "skyline" was always one that puzzled and fascinated me. Puzzled because I'm finding it difficult to see a line not as something straight or "straightly curved", and fasicnated because it is such an unique type of line. Great examples of lines, both, and very beautiful shots!
The baseball field lines look like an artwork.

The grounds crew take a huge amount of pride in their grass art and the patterns they painstakingly mow into the grass :)

Ist there a reason for the wide curved strip on the right?

Not a stupid question at all. If you mean the big green curve mowed into the grass, it's simply a rendering of the St. Louis Arch monument (which you see in the background), so more of the 'grass art'. If you mean the brown curved line along the edge of the grass part of the playing field, up next to the seats, that's called the "warning track", placed so that the baseball players (called outfielders), while looking over their shoulder for the ball and running blindly toward the edge of the field, know from the feel of the change from grass to clay that they're about to hit the wall. Presumably they'll then slow down, but I've seen a lot of them crash into the wall regardless!

Puzzled because I'm finding it difficult to see a line not as something straight or "straightly curved", and fasicnated because it is such an unique type of line.

Skyline is one of those more inventive compound English words. It only dates back to 1824, according to an etymology dictionary, so sort of a "new" word, as the language goes. :)

Great examples of lines, both, and very beautiful shots!

Thank you!
Thank you for the explanation! I meant the green curve, but it's nice to know a bit more about the sport, too. I have wondered how they manage when running looking backwards, as I have seen now and then in some movie.
brilliant! it's fascinating how buildings from a distance can feel like home to us humans.
Thanks!

it's fascinating how buildings from a distance can feel like home to us humans.

I suppose we humans are just a very visual lot. :) I get the same feeling of "home" when I see the hills around the rural area where I live now.
Well, apparently you and I certainly are visual (and a large majority of the people I know) - but my husband lives in a world of words instead and I wonder sometimes if he's much much less visual than me because he has bad eyesight or if he has bad eyesight because he isn't that visual!

That's almost a chicken-or-the-egg conundrum! :)
♫♪Take me out to the ball game!♫♪ After a very rocky start, my Royals are beginning to play ball. They aren't as repulsively awful as they've been for years now. They may break .500.
As long as they're not playing my Cardinals, I root for KC to do well. I really thought they'd do better this year than they have, to be honest, but at least they're starting to pick up finally. Hope for the future for patient Royals fans--it's been way too long since the George Brett halcyon days!