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#416984 - Sat Apr 19 2008 08:17 AM Re: What is it? [Re: szabs]
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Hmm. Possibly a garden path?

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#416985 - Sat Apr 19 2008 08:19 AM Re: What is it? [Re: spanishliz]
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Could it be something made out of snakeskin? Or a snake?

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#416986 - Sat Apr 19 2008 08:34 AM Re: What is it? [Re: Choco_nut]
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Dried up riverbed?
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#416987 - Sat Apr 19 2008 09:07 AM Re: What is it? [Re: ClaraSue]
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Kitchen worktop?
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#416988 - Sat Apr 19 2008 12:26 PM Re: What is it? [Re: lilyalli]
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Stones at the bottom of a water fountain?
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#416989 - Sat Apr 19 2008 12:49 PM Re: What is it? [Re: JuniorTheJaws]
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It looks mosaic in nature, but also looks as if part of it is "inked in" with a pen or marker, so I am not sure. Hmmm...
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#416990 - Sat Apr 19 2008 01:05 PM Re: What is it? [Re: jordandog]
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I would go for a kitchen worktop too.
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#416991 - Sun Apr 20 2008 12:41 PM Re: What is it? [Re: sue943]
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Well no-one has got it yet, though one was close-ish, so I'll let it run another 24 hours. Feel free to try again, or agree with someone else if you prefer
Maybe a clue or two is justified. It's part of a larger photo taken in Ireland a few years ago. Oh, and the dark lines haven't been 'inked in' as someone suggested.

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#416992 - Sun Apr 20 2008 01:21 PM Re: What is it? [Re: picqero]
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Well, since it has no "inking in" as I suggested, I will go with this instead. I believe it is a dried up riverbed/creek?
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#416993 - Sun Apr 20 2008 01:34 PM Re: What is it? [Re: jordandog]
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It's part of a larger photo taken in Ireland a few years ago




A stab in the dark - part of the Blarney stone?
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#416994 - Sun Apr 20 2008 02:46 PM Re: What is it? [Re: MotherGoose]
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Ireland brings to mind the Giant's Causeway and the photo does look like stone or rock to me. So a close-up of a rock there?
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#416995 - Sun Apr 20 2008 04:31 PM Re: What is it? [Re: tellywellies]
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Gravel or stones.
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#416996 - Mon Apr 21 2008 11:31 AM Re: What is it? [Re: sue943]
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Well no-one got it fully right, though TW's 'close-up of a rock' was near, but I'm giving the winner's award to Jordandog for 'mosaic in nature'
They're actually lichens on a large rock on the west coast of Ireland. I've no idea what the dark lines are; maybe some sort of boundary produced by individual lichens to prevent others from overgrowing them - just a guess. Lichens have a symbionic relationship with a fungus, so the dark lines may even be the fungus; anyway definitely not 'inked in' I assure you!
Here's a link to the full size image, and as you can see I placed a bunch of keys on the rock to give scale. You can make the image larger still by clicking 'Full size' just above it.
http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e357/p...nt=Lichens2.jpg


Edited by picqero (Mon Apr 21 2008 11:34 AM)

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#416997 - Mon Apr 21 2008 04:59 PM Re: What is it? [Re: picqero]
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When this sculpture was erected at the Mandurah bus/train station, everybody asked "What is it?" It's proved controversial. People seem to love it or hate it.

It is actually meant to depict something that we see every day. Can you guess?
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#416998 - Tue Apr 22 2008 08:11 AM Re: What is it? [Re: MotherGoose]
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possibly a bird?

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#416999 - Tue Apr 22 2008 08:16 AM Re: What is it? [Re: picqero]
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Ooooh, I'm thrilled, picqero!

As far as MotherGoose's, I will say an oil can, the old-fashioned type.
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#417000 - Wed Apr 23 2008 04:26 AM Re: What is it? [Re: jordandog]
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I think it looks like a Kiwi bird but they come from New Zealand not Australia (at least to my knowledge).
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#417001 - Wed Apr 23 2008 04:39 AM Re: What is it? [Re: lady1]
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While it takes a definite stretch of the imagination , it kinda looks like a cubist-type *person* reaching up to the sky to me? Or maybe [probably] not...
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#417002 - Wed Apr 23 2008 05:09 AM Re: What is it? [Re: Gatsby722]
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Maybe a depiction of a whale diving?
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#417003 - Wed Apr 23 2008 07:30 AM Re: What is it? [Re: romeomikegolf]
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Maybe a depiction of a whale diving?



Wow, you see whales diving every day in Oxford

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#417004 - Wed Apr 23 2008 07:58 AM Re: What is it? [Re: picqero]
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How about a teapot with a really long spout?

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#417005 - Wed Apr 23 2008 09:10 AM Re: What is it? [Re: spanishliz]
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A long-spouted oil can?

..or it represents humankind's struggle in the Universe
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#417006 - Wed Apr 23 2008 10:04 AM Re: What is it? [Re: tellywellies]
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You see the same thing I do, tw. That's a bit scary - for you!
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#417007 - Wed Apr 23 2008 10:53 AM Re: What is it? [Re: jordandog]
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There's a cartoon character that looks a bit like that but I can't think of his name.
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#417008 - Wed Apr 23 2008 02:05 PM Re: What is it? [Re: ClaraSue]
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Is it an Emu?
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