The deceptive power of a water illusion

What you see
(click any photo to enlarge)


What you imagine


What's underneath
 

What if the idea was pushed further?


 A close-up view

The first photo shows water spilling into a bellmouth spillway on the Monticello Dam in Davis, California.

The bellmouth spillway (also called a glory hole, morning glory or plughole spillway) is an inverted bell or funnel that safely channels excess water from a reservoir on top of the dam to a river below.

Charybdis is a sea monster or whirlpool that destroyed ships in Greek mythology.

The last two pictures are of a vortex water fountain sculpture called Charybdis, created by artist William Pye. The fountain sits in front of the Seaham Hall Hotel in County Durham in the UK.

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