This week’s photo challenge of the Daily Post focuses on something ‘graceful’.
Gracefulness is a word originated in the philosophical aesthetics during the Greek ancient times. With the ongoing loss of the word’s importance within the modern use of languages, unfortunately, it is used very rarely nowadays. Originally, ‘gracefulness’ embodied the three graces Euphrosyne, Thalia and Aglaia, standing for cheerfulness, festive joy and glamour.
‘Gracefulness’ can be embodied by many different things. It does not have to be a specific person such as a royal. Animals, flowers, nature, buildings or other things can show a certain aspect of gracefulness as well. So here are some capture that I think embody or show a certain gracefulness.
These pictures are all graceful in their own way and were taken during a special time, trip or moment. Sometimes a mystical or magical atmosphere could create a certain gracefulness, sometimes it is the way a human being or animal acts, and sometimes it might be just the seemingly delicate building hidden between massive mountains…