Thursday, 5 March 2015

Lines that never cross

The track to Hull at Snuff Mill Lane

There's nothing quite like the old conundrum of parallel lines never meeting or only meeting at infinity for getting the mathematicians gassing on and on about Euclid's 5th postulate, spherical geometry or hyperbolic geometry or whatever they feel like calling it. Me, I just take comfort in these lines staying 4 foot eight inches apart all the way to Hull station. After that they can do  whatever they like.


The weekend in black and white is here.

15 comments:

  1. Excellent perspective shot, William!

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  2. Ah, philosophy trumps yet mathematics again.

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  3. Ah, philosophy trumps yet mathematics again.

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  4. A very fine black and white photo this.

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  5. I'm catching up on your photos this week. You've posted some lovely stuff.

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  6. the idea of this picture is great!!! but maybe I miss a bit of sharpness.
    have a nice weekend

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  7. A fine photo. I love the transverse lines of the sleepers set against the rails.

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  8. Do points have a place in your railway geometry?

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  9. A great b&w composition!
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  10. Those railroad tracks make a fine composition looking at the horizon.

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