Reconstruction of the 2014 Buckle Street formation | ||

1. |
Draw a circle. Draw and extend the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | |

2. |
Construct the inscribed octagon (regular 8-sided polygon) of circle 1, pointing up. | |

3. |
Construct a "two-points" circle (defined by the two end-points of a centerline) between the center of circle 1 and its righthand intersection with the horizontal centerline. | |

4. |
Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 3, pointing to the left. | |

5. |
Construct a circle, passing through the righthand intersection of circle 1 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to both lefthand sides of triangle 4. | |

6. |
Copy circle 5 to the righthand angular point of octagon 2. | |

7. |
Copy circle 5 seven times, to the other angular points of octagon 2. | |

8. |
Construct the inscribed circle of triangle 4. | |

9. |
Copy circle 8 to the center of circle 1. | |

10. |
Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 9, pointing up. | |

11. |
Construct the inscribed circle of triangle 10. | |

12. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the intersections of circle 6 and upper righthand circle 7 with the righthand side of octagon 2 just above the horizontal centerline. | |

13. |
Copy circle 12 four times, the first to the righthand intersection of circle 11 and the horizontal centerline, the others consecutively to the corresponding intersection of its preceding one. | |

14. |
Construct four circles concentric to circle 1, tangent to circles 13 at the righthand sides. | |

15. |
Construct a circle, tangent to the outer circle 14 at the upper righthand side, tangent to circle 6 at the upper lefthand side, and tangent to the upper righthand circle 7 at the lower lefthand side. | |

16. |
Copy circle 12 to the righthand intersection of outer circle 14 and the horizontal centerline. | |

17. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 16 at the righthand side. | |

18. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 15, tangent to circle 17 at the upper righthand side. | |

19. |
Construct the inscribed octagon of a circle concentric to circle 1 and passing through the center of circle 18, with one angular point coincident with that center. | |

20. |
Copy circle 18 seven times, to the other angular points of octagon 19. | |

21. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the center of circle 12 and its tangent point with circle 6. | |

22. |
Copy circle 21 to the center of circle 18. | |

23. |
Construct two circles concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 22 at both sides. | |

24. |
Construct a circle centered at the lefthand intersection of circle 6 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to outer circle 23 at the righthand side. | |

25. |
Copy circle 24 to the center of circle 6. | |

26. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 25 at the righthand side. | |

27. |
Circles 1, 6, 7, 11, 14, 18, 20, 23, and 26, are used for the final reconstruction. | |

28. |
Remove all parts not visible within the formation itself. | |

29. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... | |

30. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the 2014 Buckle Street formation. | |

31. |
The final result, matched with the aerial image. |

Copyright © 2014, Zef Damen, The Netherlands |