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Circle Collection

"Exploring the Eternal Cycle: From Kopan Monastery to Stonehenge

Background imageCircle Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageCircle Collection: Fermain Bay, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK

Fermain Bay, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK

Background imageCircle Collection: Callanish stone circle

Callanish stone circle. This neolithic stone circle is situated near Callanish, on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. The site dates from around between 2900 and 2600 BC

Background imageCircle Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageCircle Collection: Medieval urine wheel

Medieval urine wheel. Labelled in Latin, this 15th century diagram shows some of the possible colours of urine (outer edge of circle) to help doctors diagnose urine-related diseases

Background imageCircle Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageCircle Collection: Rembrandt - Self Portrait J910070

Rembrandt - Self Portrait J910070
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Self-Portrait " c.1665 by REMBRANDT, van Rijn (1606-1669)

Background imageCircle Collection: An Andy Goldsworthy art instalation in a sheep fold at Tilberthwaite in the Lake District UK

An Andy Goldsworthy art instalation in a sheep fold at Tilberthwaite in the Lake District UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageCircle Collection: Map / Arctic Circle 1895

Map / Arctic Circle 1895
Map of the Arctic Circle and surrounding areas

Background imageCircle Collection: Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney

Background imageCircle Collection: Colour wheel

Colour wheel. A colour wheel is a representation of the primary, secondary and tertiary colours. This colour wheel is based on blue, red and yellow (primary colours)

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge sunset J870232

Stonehenge sunset J870232
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Mid-Summer sunset

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge and crop circle N960002

Stonehenge and crop circle N960002
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Aerial view of Stonehenge with crop circle in the foreground

Background imageCircle Collection: Jodrell Bank, Lovell Telescope J880352

Jodrell Bank, Lovell Telescope J880352
JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY, Cheshire. View of the Mark 1, Lovell Telescope, built 1952-57 by Bernard Lovell and Charles Husband

Background imageCircle Collection: Spiral staircase; Tulip staircase, Queens House, Greenwich

Spiral staircase; Tulip staircase, Queens House, Greenwich
Tulip staircase, Queens House, Greenwich. The sweeping Tulip Stairs are one of the original features of the Queens House. This ornate

Background imageCircle Collection: Radcliffe Camera, Oxford K991472

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford K991472
RADCLIFFE CAMERA, Radcliffe Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire. External view of the English Baroque style library with bicycles against the railings

Background imageCircle Collection: Strawberry Fields Memorial, Imagine Mosaic in memory of former Beatle John Lennon, Central Park

Strawberry Fields Memorial, Imagine Mosaic in memory of former Beatle John Lennon, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageCircle Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge J940486

Stonehenge J940486
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Reconstruction drawing of Stonehenge as it might have appeared in 1000 BC by Alan Sorrell

Background imageCircle Collection: Full Moon

Full Moon. The Moon appears full when it is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun during its orbit, when it presents its full sunlit face to Earth

Background imageCircle Collection: Zodiac mosaic at the Beit Alpha Synagogue in Israel. Mosaic, 6th century

Zodiac mosaic at the Beit Alpha Synagogue in Israel. Mosaic, 6th century
MOSAIC, 6TH CENTURY. Zodiac mosaic at the Beit Alpha Synagogue in Israel. Mosaic, 6th century

Background imageCircle Collection: Bocca della Verita, Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Bocca della Verita, Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageCircle Collection: Sea Henge N990007

Sea Henge N990007
HOLME NEXT THE SEA TIMBER CIRCLE, Sea Henge, Norfolk. Early bronze age. Sunset view. Seahenge

Background imageCircle Collection: Castlerigg Stone Circle J850518

Castlerigg Stone Circle J850518
CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE, Cumbria. View to South West of part of the stone circle with snow covered hills beyond

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge from the air K040315

Stonehenge from the air K040315
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the site looking south east

Background imageCircle Collection: Fairies dance in a circle - Fairy Ring

Fairies dance in a circle - Fairy Ring
He whistled to the merry elves, Were leaping in a ring

Background imageCircle Collection: Earth from space, satellite image

Earth from space, satellite image
Earth from space. Satellite image showing North and South America as seen from 35, 000 kilometres above the Earths surface. North is at top and the Moon is at upper right

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge N071215

Stonehenge N071215
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. A floodlit view of Stonehenge. Late evening / dusk

Background imageCircle Collection: Avebury Stone Circle N071124

Avebury Stone Circle N071124
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageCircle Collection: Upnor Castle staircase K951095

Upnor Castle staircase K951095
UPNOR CASTLE, Upper Upnor, Kent. Interior detail of the circular / spiral staircase leading down to the water bastion

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge sunset M890091

Stonehenge sunset M890091
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. View of the stone circle looking south west along axis. Mid-winter sunset with snow

Background imageCircle Collection: Neptune, Voyager 2 image

Neptune, Voyager 2 image
Neptune. Neptune is a gas giant, composed mostly of hydrogen and helium with some methane. Seen at centre is the Great Dark Spot, thought to be a hole in the methane cloud deck of Neptune

Background imageCircle Collection: Blackpool a047903

Blackpool a047903
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. General view along beach towards the Blackpool Tower seen through centre of ring of life buoy on central pier. Mid 20th century. John Gay

Background imageCircle Collection: Old Sarum K000139

Old Sarum K000139
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageCircle Collection: Atlas of Gerardus Mercator, 1595, map of the Arctic to the North Pole and surrounding

Atlas of Gerardus Mercator, 1595, map of the Arctic to the North Pole and surrounding lands within and outside the Arctic Circle

Background imageCircle Collection: North America, Mexico, Teotihuacan, souvenir blanket with colorful Aztec calendar design

North America, Mexico, Teotihuacan, souvenir blanket with colorful Aztec calendar design

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge at sunrise N120064

Stonehenge at sunrise N120064
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. General view of Stonehenge at sunrise

Background imageCircle Collection: Avebury stone circle, Avebury, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wiltshire, England

Avebury stone circle, Avebury, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCircle Collection: Map / Arctic Circle C1880

Map / Arctic Circle C1880
Map of the Arctic Circle with details of explorations

Background imageCircle Collection: Avebury Stone Circle J880248

Avebury Stone Circle J880248
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. Reconstruction drawing " Harvest Ceremony at the Cove in Northern Inner Circle " by Judith Dobie, English Heritage Graphics Team

Background imageCircle Collection: Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Jewish Museum Berlin. G

Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Jewish Museum Berlin. G
Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Often consisted of scrolls written in Hebrew and the texts were combined with motifs geom?tircos or magical figures

Background imageCircle Collection: Balanced diet

Balanced diet, computer artwork. A balanced diet shown as segments of a pie. The pie shows what proportion of the diet should be made up of each of the major food groups

Background imageCircle Collection: The London Eye N061029

The London Eye N061029
THE LONDON EYE. Night view showing the London Eye including Big Ben clock tower in the distance

Background imageCircle Collection: Colour wheel, by Robert Arthur Wilson

Colour wheel, by Robert Arthur Wilson. The artist gave a BBC radio broadcast in May 1920 on Colour: its meaning and use, logic, mystery, symbolism and power. 1919

Background imageCircle Collection: View of sunset and old millstones at Curbar Edge during autumn, Derbyshire, Peak

View of sunset and old millstones at Curbar Edge during autumn, Derbyshire, Peak
Millstones at Curbar Edge during sunset in Peak District National Park, England, Europe

Background imageCircle Collection: City Circle tram in Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City Circle tram in Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Background imageCircle Collection: All the Saints, 1778, by Zografi brothers

All the Saints, 1778, by Zografi brothers. National Museum of Medieval Art. Korce. Republic of Albania

Background imageCircle Collection: A Black Hole in a Globular Cluster

A Black Hole in a Globular Cluster
Artists View of a Black Hole in a Globular Cluster




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"Exploring the Eternal Cycle: From Kopan Monastery to Stonehenge, the Circle Unveils its Secrets" Embark on a journey through time and space as we delve into the captivating world of circles. In Bhaktapur, Nepal, at the revered Kopan monastery, witness the mesmerizing Wheel of Life (wheel of Samsara), symbolizing the eternal cycle of existence. Its intricate details depict birth, death, and rebirth – a profound reminder of life's impermanence. Venturing further back in history, discover Stonehenge standing proudly on Salisbury Plain. Bathed in golden hues during sunset (Stonehenge sunset J870232), this ancient circle continues to baffle archaeologists with its mysterious purpose and celestial alignments. Uncover another facet of circles in art as you gaze upon Rembrandt's timeless self-portrait (J910070). With masterful brushstrokes capturing his essence within an encompassing circular frame, it reminds us that even great artists are part of life's ever-turning wheel. Nature too holds its own circular wonders. Marvel at Yggdrasil – the mythical Tree of Life from Norse mythology – connecting realms and embodying cycles within cycles. Witness Andy Goldsworthy's thought-provoking installation nestled amidst a sheep fold in Tilberthwaite; here nature intertwines with human creativity to form yet another circle. From ancient symbolism to scientific marvels, explore how circles permeate our daily lives. The Arctic Circle map from 1895 reveals mankind's quest for knowledge beyond boundaries while color wheels guide artists' palettes towards harmonious compositions. In bustling New York City stands Strawberry Fields Memorial - Imagine Mosaic honoring John Lennon’s legacy. A poignant reminder that love knows no bounds or borders; it unites humanity under one universal circle. Lastly, ascend Queens House spiral staircase (Tulip Staircase) in Greenwich where elegance meets symmetry.