Now do it with only 1 element!
Same thing in 10 lines of CSS: http://codepen.io/anon/pen/jfmFL/
Cool Taj Mahal
I'm confused as to why you used a background image for the pattern? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of pure CSS?
I'm an idiot, it's an embedded PNG. Toeing the line there, amigo ;)
Just...wow. I can't...even.
It's not even responsive :(