JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
THere is just something very offputting about sharp turns made by unusual things in unnatural settings, a sort of unwanted geometry applied to unneccesary objects found in cringing and chaffing places.
For example--this image of a ship steaming in for a roudn of reapirs as though it was coming into a first-decade strip mall seems to have a frightful sesnse of wrongness to it. Not to mention that it seems a little impossible for the ship to have made those four turns to get in/out of the "car park".
This reminds me very much of an earlier sharp turn found in an 1875 engineer's drawing ("Plan of Ten-Stall Stable....for W.D. Wight's paper on Underground Horses")--and yes indeed these were horses kept underground, used for hauling the heavier wagons (on tracks) of whatever, brought out to these larger chambers by men doing the same work with lighter loads in smaller areas. (There's more on this in an earlier post on this blog, here.)