Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Oriental photographic mystery


Patterned
Shanghai, China, May 2007 [Click to enlarge]

I thought it might be a good time to reintroduce the Photographic Mystery feature. It's been a while, so let's dive right into it, shall we?

Your turn: So, what is this? Be creative...being right isn't as important as having fun with it. I'll reveal what it is a week from today.

19 comments:

SzélsőFa said...

Freshly made roof-tiles, put out into the Sun, for drying out

Stacy said...

hocky puck production line.

Anna said...

A rooftop...great shot....just my style Carmi!

Paul Sveda said...

Gotta agree with "SzélsőFa", neat find.

Cheers,

P.

Moogie said...

Rooftop?
Roped bridge?

These are always so fun!

Holly Schwendiman said...

They look some form of irrigation lines to me but personally I like the humor of the hockey puck line Stacy threw out there. I don't get as many comments in as I'd like these days, but I ALWAYS enjoy your posts Carmi!

Hugs,
Holly

Heidi said...

I thought it might be tread/texture on a mat?

JAM said...

My first thought was roof tiles as well.

Terri said...

Sitting here shaking my head...I don't have a clue. But as usual, a very unusual photo.

Terri said...

PS...Just voted for you in both categories. I'm also up for one on my blog.

JC said...

That's a lot of Salami!

caramaena said...

My first thought was roof top, but it also looks like it could be rows of some sort of food (what exactly I couldn't say).

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I think it is a roof...BUT, the creative part of me says it is pieces of bread that have been over toasteed and lined up to look like a roof! (LOL) Well, you said be creative, Carmi...

Bob-kat said...

Like many others here my first thought was roof tiles as well.

It could of course be a noodle line. This would therefore be the part where the noodle clumps are stacked and dried after harvesting from the noodle fields before being unravelled by hand and packaged. No?

Rainbow dreams said...

I looked at this quickly and thought I'd scroll down and Carmi will enlighten me....
just not this time though! :)

Tired wee brain cells here today...

roof tiles look about right, now I've just got to remember to check back and find out

Rachel said...

I am trying to catch up on reading and I've enjoyed all your stories and photos from your trip!! Very interesting stuff!!

I have no clue as to what this is.

Catherine said...

First guess - the roof of a pagoda type building. Second guess - stacks and stacks of used car tyres (though I suspect my first answer is more likely)

Awareness said...

black licorice specifically made for the giant who lives at the top of the beanstalk.

Carmi said...

Most of you got it pretty precisely: this is a closeup of a traditional pagoda-style roof on the Buddhist temple that we visited near the market district.

The curved pattern attracted my eye, and I just couldn't look away.

Thanks for playing along! I'll do this again soon. Real soon.