Geometry in the Real World

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

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


Trujillo, Peru, Main Square, Plaza de Armas
Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche. This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru.

Trujillo is close to two major archeological sites of pre-Columbian monuments: Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the ancient world, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986; and the temples of the Sun and Moon (the largest adobe pyramid in Peru). Source: Wikipedia: Trujillo, Peru.

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

 

 

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