Geometry in the Real World

Geometry in the Real World: Iquitos Main Square, Plaza de Armas, Peru, Golden Rectangle

Successive Golden Rectangles dividing a Golden Rectangle into squares (logarithmic spiral known as the golden spiral).


Iquitos, Peru, Main Square, Plaza de Armas
Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest and the fifth largest city of Peru. It is also the capital city of the Loreto Region and Maynas Province. The city is surrounded with Amazon, Nanay and Itaya rivers. Its name in Iquito language translates to 'The People'.

Tourism is one of the most vital industries in Iquitos, which has a growing reputation as a honeypot due to its location on the banks of the Amazon River, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The major tourist attractions include Barrio de BelÚn, Plaza de Armas, Casa de Fierro, Ex Hotel Palace, Iglesia Matriz de Iquitos, Allpahuayo Mishana; Embarcadero Bellavista-Nanay, ethnic communities located around the city, Quistococha Resort and Zoo; Mercado Artesanal of San Juan.  Source: Wikipedia: Iquitos.

Golden rectangle
A golden rectangle is a rectangle whose side lengths are in the golden ratio, one-to-phi, that is, approximately 1:1.618. A distinctive feature of this shape is that when a square section is removed, the remainder is another golden rectangle, that is, with the same proportions as the first. Square removal can be repeated infinitely, which leads to an approximation of the golden or Fibonacci spiral.
 

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Iquitos Main Square, Plaza de Armas, Peru, Golden Rectangles

 

 

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