Describing Patterns

Vocabulary


Describing patterns is harder than a lot of people think. Here are some examples in some of my old photographs.

First, I am wearing a plain suit, a checked shirt and a striped tie. The stripes run diagonally.

me_india

Next, the tunnel is made of a series of semicircular arches.

Kamakura Tunnel

The windows of this building are tessellating (linking together with no gaps) triangles.

Triangular Windows

The heating elements in this picture form red zigzags.

Heater

This photo overlays a floral pattern onto a street scene.

Floral overlay