In January this year I attended the annual Plenary meeting of the International Parachuting Commission which was held in Faro this year. Much work was done during the 5 days I was there, with rules for skydiving competitions being reviewed and re-written and bids for European Championships, World Cups and World Championships presented and voted on. I had one Friday morning to wander out from the hotel we were in and explore the town a little.
I’ll give you a better tour another time, when I’m not interrupting my parent’s visit to Japan, I wanted to share the mosaic I found on the ground on this street.
Entering the street from a side alley, I encountered a line of numbers mosaiced into the street which seemed random in both directions:
Walking along them I then found this
and I started wondering whether this was pi. And my presumption was correct – this is the start of the ‘random’ series of numbers
I haven’t been able to find the definitive story on why it’s there, the taxi driver taking me back to the airport didn’t know either. Enjoy this on what Americans call ‘pi-day’ because they insist on putting the month first, so write the date at 3-14.