African Fractals Culture 2 : Logone-Birni  
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Palace of the chief

 
At top right is an aerial photo of the place of the chief in Logone-Birni, Cameroon. The simulation above is a golden rectangle, which can be recursively subdivided. "Load Demo" provides a second simulation which better reflects the density of rooms. But the first version may be more conceptually accurate: note that the map of the path to the throne room (bottom left) approximates a golden spiral. The royal insignia (bottom right) includes three iterations of scaling rectangles; they are well aware of the scaling properties of their architecture. Path in palace   Royal insignia