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The recently restored Leeds Tiled Hall cafe and the Central Library are stunning examples of Victorian architecture and tilings. The parquet floors, tiled walls, ceilings and staircases display amazing colourful tiling patterns made by using shapes like triangles, squares, hexagons, rectangles and octagons. But why were these particular shapes used to create the patterns? What is so special about them? How can you create your own tilings using these ones as stimuli?