Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tessellated Pavement, Tasmania

Well this week's WIIW stumped everyone.

When I said look closely as a clue I was referring to the grey spots. They are shell fish.
As much as this looks at first glance to be tiles or cement paving; it isn't.

At Pirate's Bay in Tasmania is the "Tessellated Pavement"
 It is a natural shelf of sedimentary rock that has been eroded into these elaborate patterns

In some parts it looks almost unremarkable

In others it looks like amazingly artificial blocks piled layer on layer.

 All in all a remarkable location


Linda G. said...

Wow, I would have never guessed is was a natural formation. Cool!

mshatch said...

me neither; it looks man-made. Very cool!

Kathleen Jones said...

That's incredible Al - I love those weird geological formations. There are some wonderful ones in Australia, particularly in the West. Determined to go back one day!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

How cool looking! But how in the world were we supposed to identify something we didn't even know existed? (Oh, you are tricky, Mr. Al.)