Thursday, August 9, 2007

Thursday Arch Series

This photo was shot lying on my back directly underneath the apex of the Arch. The horizontal slits are the windows of the observation deck. almost 190 m above me.

Notice the light dot in the upper set of windows, a bit right of center. You can't see it at this resolution, but when I zoomed in on the original I saw that it was a face looking downward. The windows are at about a 45 degree angle so it it possible to look straight down.

6 comments:

Ming_the_Merciless said...

WOW! I didn't realize there is an observation deck on the top of the Arch. And yes, I can see the face you mentioned and someone else's body in another window.

Strangetastes said...

Ming - if you ever pass through here, it's a really cool place to go. The Arch is 630 feet tall and exactly as wide. It is triangular in cross section so the line you see down the middle here is the inner edge. You take a sort of claustrophobic little train from the base to the top that rotates every few seconds to keep the car vertical as you go through the curve. The Arch is designed to withstand winds of at least 100 mph and can sway 10 feet in either direction without problems (although I wouldn't want to be up there that day).

U "R" Us said...

Whoa. Seeing this angle and that face really recreates for me the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach peering out from up there.

bluechic said...

This is so great and surprisingly powerful, the face in the window really did something to my view of the photo.

Olivier said...

vu comme cela, on dirait une piste pour course de voiture. J'aime beaucoup cet angle.


seen like that, one would say a track for race of car. I like much this angle.

soosha_q said...

What an awesome shot. Wish u "r" us hadn't mentioned the feeling in the pit of your stomach though. Me and heights don't get along and the feeling I get makes me want to rush to the bathroom.