I drove past true love,
in a dream.
like a house that caught fire
it burned and flamed.
and the magician disappeared
as quickly as he came
and with a sound like white magic caught in a black car's blazing trail.
A girls rinzu (damask) silk furisode-style kimono featuring a colorful and opulent display of ‘magical’ flowers. Taisho Period (1911-1927), Japan. The Kimono Gallery
paul bourke, associate professor at the university of western australia, scours google earth looking for fractal patterns, or self similarity, in the rivers systems, mountains ranges and deserts of the planet. in nature, self similarity doesn’t exist ad infinitum, as with a mandlebrot set, but branching structures are found across two, three, even four scales. paul invites people to submit their own finds to his site, which links to the pictures shown here on google earth (click pics for the country)
(learn more about fractals on “hunting the hidden dimension”, pbs nova)
This project is several layers of recursively cool.