September 24, 2018

Monday Geology Picture: More Airport Geology

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A set of decorative stones adorning a column, with airport signage shown in the reflection.

I’m traveling again this week (4 weeks of travel in a row!), so today I’m sharing another picture of some “airport geology”. Specifically, this is a picture of some gorgeous decorative stones adorning a column at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. I took this picture yesterday when I was passing through the airport.  I particularly like the way the block of rock was split and the set up in a symmetrical fashion to enhance the effect of the natural patterns in the rock. There are quite a few similar sets of decorative stones around the airport — they adorn many support columns throughout the airport.

O.R. Tambo is full of gorgeous decorative stones. Last week I shared a shot of part of the floor.