Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Colonial Patterns

A pattern of revolutionary muskets. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas." ~ Albert Einstein
The Governor's Mansion entryway in Colonial Williamsburg with this oval pattern of muskets adorning the ceiling and a criss-cross arrangement of swords along the adjacent walls.(see below) Our guide told us that most were made by hand in the workshops here in Williamsburg based on the original musket design with bayonets and that the pattern on the ceiling was pictured in original drawings by Thomas Jefferson.

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "pattern". (end of post)

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