This door detail from the Quinta de Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal caught my eye.

Maybe because it put me in mind of the Mandelbrot set.

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It does have a resemblance. Perhaps math is the origin of architecture design these days? Let me rethink that vague statement.

Well, I have a feeling that the scrolling on that door precedes knowledge of the Mandelbrot set by several hundred years, so these days are more likely those days.

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It does have a resemblance. Perhaps math is the origin of architecture design these days? Let me rethink that vague statement.

Well, I have a feeling that the scrolling on that door precedes knowledge of the Mandelbrot set by several hundred years, so

these daysare more likelythose days.