A Patterned Floor

One of the things one has to do when visiting the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa is to climb to the top of the building. From the top, one looks down and is about to see the beautiful patterned floor.

Sunlight lightens the interior of the building as seen from the top of the monument. From this view you can also see the Cenotaph. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
The patterned floor of the Voortrekker Monument. . © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

They have recently installed a small elevator so that those who are unable to climb the steep, narrow stairs can still look down from high.

Where have you seen patterned floors?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. This week’s prompt is: patterns)



38 thoughts on “A Patterned Floor

    1. I have been looking each week at your pictures as well as what others have shared and decided to join in. I am going to add your challenge to my list of inspiring prompts 🙂


    1. It is part of the experience of visiting this monument. I like that now they have made it easier for people to see it with the installation of an elevator. The stairs to climb up are steep, narrow and quite curvy.


  1. That is really gorgeous, Colline. The State of Illinois building in downtown Chicago has a beautifully patterned floor. When it first opened, not quite 30 years ago, seeing it from above was a must, as I’m sure seeing this floor is.


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