Jan 29, 2012
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Category: z - Miscellanea
That’s one heck of a steep hill.
lol I may need to see this from another angle! Is it really just the incline doing that.. has the road not been widened at all to accomodate the toll booths?
I’m pretty sure there is no incline at all. Just widened.
Turn it upside down
Where is this? I’d love to see it on Google Earth!
I think this is from Inception.
Think it’s Seoul, South Korea…. check it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcwRJNYZWrA
This is really cool, but I’m a little confused, wouldn’t every toll booth ever do this? All the toll booths in Dallas look exactly like this, what makes the one in Korea different?
(Still…very cool perspective!!!)
Looks like it’s in Korea – 37° 21.913′N 127° 6.207′E
Of course it’s wider. The lines dividing the lanes are only 3-4 inches wide. You can’t fit a toll booth in that space. Not an optical illusion. Cool picture though.
it’s the subtle lane gains and drops that do it – there are twice as many booths as there are running lanes on the main section of road. but, as the lines are hard to see at the split/rejoin points, you don’t immediately notice it. you do however notice the strong “vanishing point” effect that this creates.
I think the optical illusion is that we interpret it as a hill when it is just the road widening.
I lived in Seoul and have driven through this toll booth many times. It’s just the widening of the lanes and toll booths that make it appear this way. When driving through this area, it turns into a free or all with everyone crossing numerous lanes to get to the shortest line.
I think I’m missing something…. this doesn’t look cool at all. Isn’t this what toll booths normally look like?
Oh…people thought this was a hill?
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