Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements

This view of the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca from the Parc de la Mar provides a beautiful blend of the five traditional Chinese elements, metal, wood, water, fire, and earth.

Metal: the statue in the foreground

Wood: the palm trees growing in the Mediterranean climate

Water: the park’s large pond, which I think is fed from the Bay of Palma

Earth: the stone and bricks of the walls

Fire: This one is a stretch!  My family has a joke that every modern art sculpture (no matter the name or subject) actually depicts a flame.  So, here we have a statue of a flame to represent the element of fire. Ha!

You can find more elements at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

6 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements

  1. Amy May 27, 2019 / 10:43 pm

    I love your interpretation! Perfect and beautifully blended these five elements.
    Thank you so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. For Tyeth May 27, 2019 / 11:05 pm

    Hi Mei-Mei, now my lazerswords are forged in light but maybe that statue was forged in Fire? Great interpretation and photo in any case.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Tina Schell May 28, 2019 / 11:43 am

    OK I’ll buy all but the last! Every statue represents fire?? Stretching!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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