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01-12-2017, 03:49 PM   #916
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Interesting patterns on this plaza. Many man-hours to lay all those stones so precisely.


Nice it looks like Lisbon but I don't remember seeing this

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Nice it looks like Lisbon but I don't remember seeing this
It's in the Azores, which is Portuguese, so it's definitely "Iberian" in esthetic. Wish I could have shown all of it, but with two replacement hips I couldn't jump high enough.
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as you might have guessed, I like wild life and the natural textures and patterns found in nature

look at the different textures on these photos of the horns of this Cape Buffalo, all smooth on the ends but :

the first pho5o rough and cratered..

the second photo shows the cape buffalo in the background with vertical ridges

the final photo shows narrow rows.

why the variation ??? age??? what is the cause - possible impact damage from competing for mating rights???

all these were in one large herd in the Ngorongoro Crater Tanzanina
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Are we looking for natural organic patterns?

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Are we looking for natural organic patterns?"

to each his/her own is my position on what "we" are looking for

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here is a natural organic pattern found on an African Rock Python in the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. It had reputedly killed and eaten a gazelle a day or two earlier. All we know is that we found it in the same spot 2 days in a row and it was BIG. It was the only snake we ever saw. The photo has been closely cropped to show the pattern and various colors of the scales. It had buried itself under the grass and debris next to a small bush. NO ONE in any of the numerous vehicles even thought of getting out to take a closer look. It was impossible to see where the head of the snake was.

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"Africa’s largest snake ..., the African rock python (Python sebae) has a long, stout body, patterned with blotches that vary in colour between brown, olive, chestnut and buffy yellow, often joining up in a broad, irregular stripe .... The triangular head has many sharp, backwardly curved teeth and is marked on top with a dark brown “spear-head” outlined in buffy yellow .... Under the eye is a distinctive triangular marking, known as a subocular mark .... Like all pythons, the scales of the African rock python are small and smooth ..., and those around the lips possess heat-sensitive pits, which are used to detect warm-blooded prey, even in the dark .... Pythons also possess two functioning lungs, unlike more ‘advanced’ snakes which have only one, and also have small, visible pelvic ‘spurs’, believed to be the vestiges of hind limbs .. Length: up to 7.5 m [24.6063 feet] ....". - African rock python videos, photos and facts - Python sebae | ARKive
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
It's in the Azores, which is Portuguese, so it's definitely "Iberian" in esthetic. Wish I could have shown all of it, but with two replacement hips I couldn't jump high enough.
Similar then some Lisbon ones



I don't have any of the other ones that tell the quake story on my flickr unfortunately

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Here's another patterned pavement in the Azores, a sidewalk adjacent to a plaza, the white again indicating either no cars allowed, or car should exercise caution and yield to pedestrians. Seems like a simple, effective traffic information/control system, and it makes many of the sidewalks very attractive as the patterns vary even block to block. Have a fair number of just individual images - such as a ship or windmill - done with the white pavers in addition to the patterns.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Here's another patterned pavement in the Azores
Lots of work for a sidewalk!

Here are two distinctly different patterns.
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Pattern of fired tiles in the famous Blue Mosque.I spent some time pondering these. Each panel has two types of tiles, call them "A" and "B." A horizontal row contains identical tiles: A-A-A-A, or B-B-B-B. A vertical row alternates: A-B-A-B-A-B. The slightly narrower panel right of center has a different pair of tiles than all the others. There are some miss-alignments of adjacent tile patterns. Despite using only two different tiles, each panel looks extremely complex.
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Well tracked snow and possibly a fall.
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Multiples going on here
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I was really sad to see this up on a wall, but it had probably been there for over 40 years, maybe over 50.
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Tino staying "on track"...
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