Geometric “What am I?” Quiz
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Why Is This Pattern Here? ( hint: not part of an overgrown chess board ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Why Is This Pattern Here?
( hint: not part of an overgrown chess board )

Well, I fear this will continue the string of uninspired “What am I?” quizes I've had lately, but it's worth a try.

(Comments are moderated, so answers won't show up publicly until I get up tomorrow morning.)


All 8 comments so far, oldest first...

I think…. this pattern on the floor, is created form rain falling on the sand, which create some little holes. But I don’t know what create this so regular shape from something like a roof ?
Hope it is right 🙂

— comment by Fred Klee on April 18th, 2009 at 10:02pm JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like stamped and colored concrete sidewalk.

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on April 18th, 2009 at 10:33pm JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Drips off a pergola or other overhead structure ?

— comment by Peter in Wales on April 18th, 2009 at 11:25pm JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Rain pattern dripped through from overhead walkway/bridge?

— comment by JasonP on April 19th, 2009 at 7:52am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

At first i was gonna say dirt overlaid on top of cobbled path… but then I started thinking, “erosion control”. Is it the outline of an underlying grid of erosion control grating? (I was just in your neck of the woods Jeff — visited Kyoto and Daigo-ji this past week. 🙂

Aloha,
Scott Kubo,
Oahu, Hawaii.

— comment by Scott on April 19th, 2009 at 8:53am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I would say that’s a pattern made from the dripping rain of an overhead lattice. Maybe?

— comment by Earnest Barr from Amami on April 19th, 2009 at 6:28pm JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Some sorta watering system in the ground.

— comment by Jon on April 21st, 2009 at 8:57am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

The unsurprising answer is on this post.

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on April 21st, 2009 at 9:33pm JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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