SJ3099 : The promenade walk at Crosby

taken 4 years ago, near to Crosby, Sefton, Great Britain

The promenade walk at Crosby
The promenade walk at Crosby
The promenade appears to be pointing directly at the Liver Buildings whose twin towers can be made out in a zoomed-in view although just over 10 kilometres away.

Even at this scale this shot demonstrates the curvature of the earth. The Liver Buildings are directly in line with the promenade yet if you check on the OS map it shows that they are some way off that line. That is because the OS map is drawn using a Mercator projection, keeping the lines of longitude parallel. A straight line on the OS is a rhumb line while the line of sight is a great circle. If you were to fly directly to the Liver Buildings keeping them dead ahead in sight, your course would be constantly changing.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Public buildings and spaces  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3011 9977 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.3987N 3:3.2902W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 30075 99917
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Merseyside  River Mersey  Promenade  Wind Turbines 

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