147. All hexed up

So, we all know that regular hexagons tessellate beautifully, but name an example in life that isn’t a honeycomb … takes a bit of thought before you start listing examples.

Here’s a picture to add to your list: the gates at a local playing field.


Top detail:


Bottom detail:


What is more interesting is each hexagon is made from and connected by overlapping S shaped strips of metal. Recreating the structure out of strips of card could be an interesting challenge!

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