The Real Da Vinci Code

Thea in Queensland, Australia, with whom I swap postcards regularly, thought she would make me work for my postcard this time around. This postcard-sized puzzle arrived in an envelope in 48 pieces. I thought I might delegate this to 6-year-old Grandson #2, but then I looked a little more closely. If you examine the individual pieces rather than the completed picture, you will notice that almost every piece is an abstract mess of wavy lines or dots.

The joke’s on Thea, though. I let the puzzle sit for four days, being extremely busy with work; the missus decided to put most of it together for me. She figured out Leonardo; I filled in around the edges.

This “postcard” came from a Da Vinci exhibition near her home, with working models of Leonardo’s vehicles and some of his other inventions, built according to his plans.

5 Responses

  1. Ana says:

    Isnt the purpose of codes to make the decoding as difficult as possible? :) Love this puzzle one…it’s really not so easy to figure out whats hair and what’s beard if you take the individual pieces into account.

  2. Lay Hoon says:

    Really love this puzzle…just wonder is it abstracted from the original piece or re-touch version.

  3. Evelyn says:

    If you asked me who I would most want to meet in an eventual afterlife, Leonardo has always been my choice. I lived for a decade in Milano (Italy) where there is a full floor dedicated to his work at the museum of science and technology. The depth and breadth of his work is truly quite amazing. And just when I thought I had a grip on his work, I was on a vacation in England and saw some of his botanical sketches from the Queen’s collection.
    I talk about him from time to time in my classroom too because I always have some special needs children and I like to tell them that Leonardo was believed to be dyslexic.
    Evelyn in Montreal

  4. Am says:

    Yes, WOW! Great idea and great subject for the puzzle! ☆☆☆☆☆ from me! lol

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