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Images showing possible intentional occurrences of some of the Fibonacci numbers


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The first 12 Fibonacci numbers are 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, & 144.
These numbers will be appear underlined & in red.
(1) Appearing as 2 groups of 2, these caryatids (Porch of Maidens) are located on the north wall of the grand staircase room. -- Below the image is a link showing similar caryatids as an equally-spaced group of 4 at the Acropolis in Athens.


For the image at the Acropolis, click here .

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(2) There are 3 steps situated around the Pool of the black star.


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(3) At the top of the grand staircase, 5 circles & groups of 5 knobs appear.


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(4) The 8 petals & groups of 8 'curved rectangles' located in the skylight in the legislative chamber


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(5) This image is of 2 groups of 13 hexagons (8-sided) on the ceiling of the Manitoba room.


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(6) The pattern shown below is known as Grecian key, and it is located on the marble floor of the rotunda.   It could be interpreted as containing the numeral 21. -- The second image shows these 21's occur in groups of 13.

The numbers could also be interpreted as either:
      (a) non-Fibonacci numbers 12, 212, or 121, etc.
      (b) a series of 1's and 2's.



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(7) This is an image of the skylight in the grand staircase room. The figure
inside the green rectangle is similar to the numeral 2, & the figure inside the
red rectangle is similar to the numeral 5. -- See below.


In the image above, a row or column consisting mainly of the numeral 2 contains
one numeral 5.   Similarly, a row or column containing mainly 5's possesses one
numeral 2.

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In image A below, the sum of the digits inside:

     (a) the red figure is four 2's plus one 5 = 13
     (b) the blue figure is three 5's plus one 2 = 17
     (c) the green figure is 5.

Image A


In image B (that has been rotated 90 deg. to the right), the sum of the digits inside:

     (a) the mauve figure is six 2's plus one 5 = 17
     (b) the yellow figure is three 5's plus one 2 = 17
     (c) each of the three green figures is 5.

Combining any two of the three figures (from images A & B) that contain a sum of 17 will result in a total of 34.

Image B


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(8) Located on the east (& west) wall in the grand staircase room, this pattern (inside the red figure) repeats itself 11 times above each arch & between two lions' heads. The second image shows that there are 5 arches on the wall. Therefore, there are 55 occurences of this pattern on each wall.



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(9) The rectangle (inside the red corners) is located at the top of the grand staircase. Its height (its narrowest side) has been measured as 22 & 1/4 inches.
-- As an improper fraction, this is equal to 89/4.


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(10) There are 72 of the large rectangular solids that form a circle in the rotunda, and 288 of the smaller blocks. Also, there are 216 of the tooth-like features.

     (a) 72 is one-half of 144.
     (b) 288 is two times larger than 144.
     (c) The square root of (72 times 288) equals 144.
     (d) If straight lines were added to join the larger blocks to the centre of the circle, 72 five-degree angles would be created.


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(11) This bench in the grand staircase room has 3 legs.


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(12) This 5-petalled flower is in the rotunda. Note other groupings of 5 items.


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(13) This flower is in the grand staircase room. There are 8 petals in the inner row. The following row also consists of 8 petals. Near the centre of the flower, there may be a representation of 8 stamens.


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(14) In the rotunda, the Roman standard lamps each contain 13 bulbs.


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(15) A series of 21's appear on the left side of this image from above the door to the legislative chamber. The numbers on the right may be interpreted as either:
      (a) non-Fibonacci numbers 15 or 51 or 151, etc.
      (b) a series of 1's and 5's.


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(16) The first image shows a section (in front of the press gallery in the legislative chamber) that contains 11 long, narrow ovals. The second image reveals that 5 such sections are present. Therefore, 55 ovals exist here.



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(17) There are 3 groups of 3 toes on this lamp in the rotunda


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(18) Flowers & rectangles, in groups of 5, that appear in the dome of the rotunda


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(19) As viewed from above, the building in the shape of the letter 'H'.
     (a) 'H' is the 8th letter of the alphabet.
     (b) 'H' is the first letter of the name of the god Hermes, another name that may possibly apply to the 'Golden Boy'.

This image has captured from Google Earth.

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(20) Around the door to the legislative chamber are 13 circles.


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(21) There are 21 limestone blocks that form this arch on the east side of the grand staircase room. There are 5 similar arches on this side of the room. An identical arrangement occurs on the west side. -- On the floor are the marble bases that support these blocks.


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(22) These 2 circles are on the ceiling of the grand staircase room. This pattern is repeated four times on the ceiling, combining for a total of 8 circles.


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(23) There are groups of 3 rectangles in the railing, some containing diagonals. Note the vertical groupings of 3 columns that are above the groups of 5 knobs & between the 5 circles.


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(24) This lamp containing 5 bulbs is situated outside the building on its north side.


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(25) There are 13 stones located in the archway. It is between the vestibule (security desk room) and the grand staircase room. -- The red lines have been added for clarification.


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(26) The desks inside the legislative chamber are arranged in the shape of the letter 'U'. -- 'U' is the 21st letter of the alphabet.


In the image above, the chairs are arranged in 3 rows on each side. There are
2 groups of 3 chairs on either side. Also, there are 2 groups of 8 chairs.

        

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(27) Cattle skulls, in groups of 2, appear on each side of the rectangle that forms the perimeter of the skylight, resulting in a total of 8 skulls.


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(28) This rectangle, with red corners, has dimensions of 3 units by 5 units. It is located in the skylight in the grand staircase room. -- There are other occurences of 3 & 5 in this image.


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(29) On one of the aisles on the second floor are these 5 Pompeii lamps.


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(30) Due to its winged hat, this figure possibly represents the god Mercury, another name that may possibly apply to the 'Golden Boy' -- The letter M is the 13th letter of the alphabet.


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(31) This feature is situated to the right of the north entrance. -- Within the red corners are located 21 vertical concave formations.


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(32) There are 3 rows of benches located in the visitors' gallery above the
legislative chamber.


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(33) This formation, consisting of 5 prong-like structures, is situated on the north wall of the legislative chamber.


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(34) This letter 'M' is located above the entrance to the south door. -- 'M' is the 13th letter of the alphabet.


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(35) The press gallery, in the legislative chamber & above the speaker's chair, has 13 chairs.


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(36) At the top of exterior of this elevator, near the Governor-General's room, there appears to be a series of 21's similar to those in Image (6).


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(37) These two images are from the underside of the portico (the exterior area between the six pillars and the north entrance.

The top image contains 13 circles along the sides and the top. -- The window is 3 sections across and 5 sections in height. -- Each section consists of 8 panes of glass.

The bottom image reveals an 5-sided rosette.



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