I wasn’t going to post this, but I became intrigued by what I can see in the picture – so much so that I will have to return and check out what is actually happening here.  Suffice to say, this is a support pillar to a road bridge for a 3 lane highway/motorway.   I suspect the individual girders supporting the bridge must be of different depths, with the deepest to the far end of this pillar.  My logic tells me the concrete horizontal ‘bar’ ought to be parallel with the surface of the water.

We’ve had a fair bit of rain over the last 36 hours and the river has overflowed again.


25 thoughts on “Eh?

    • 🙂 – really interesting – an example of what a photograph can do and can’t do – it can show the ‘now’ but not necessarily the ‘usual’. I shall return and photograph the usual state of affairs – which means the foot of the pillar will be a few feet above the normal level of the river – hence the ‘artist’ could have sat on the ground to admire his work. 😉

  1. I have not seen a vanishing point quite like this before. 🙂 I drew lines along the water level, the upper and lower side of the bar and they showed everyhing is just the way it is supposed to be. The vanishing point of the photo is somewhere to the left of it slightly over the middle of the concrete bar.

    The perspective makes the picture special.

    • I think, ultimately, the bar isn’t level. The left hand end is clearly nearer the water than the right hand. Personally, I wouldn’t have designed something where a concrete bar isn’t level, simply because of the complications (I perceive) in building the shuttering for the concrete. I will solve all when I revisit in a few days time. 😉

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