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(August–September, 2016)

Andrew Bodrov


Robert Bilsland

A Wall of Numbers and History

The Water Gate, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, UK

September 24, 2016, 13:51 UTC (14:51 local time)

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The city of Worcester is split in two by the river Severn running right through the middle of it, or should I say that the city of Worcester was built around the river? Whichever way, the modern city is divided in two by it.

Usually at least once a year the river floods, sometimes a little, and sometimes not so. This wall records most of the recent not so little events. Whilst most of the dates are from the 19th and 20th centuries, the full range covers almost 350 years from 1672 (very top) to Feb 12 2014 (far right).

To put all this into scale the 2014 flood was recorded at 5 meters (up to the horizontal line on the stone) higher then the normal river level, over 2 meters higher than the floor and well above the eye level of this panorama! Combine this with the fact that the riverbanks on both sides are about the same height and you start to see how much disruption flooding like this can cause, effectively cutting the city in two.
Worcester City Walls - Wikipedia
Worcester Cathedral stone marks 2014 flood - BBC News


Europe / UK-England

Lat: 52° 11' 16.28" N
Long: 3° 14' 20.46" W

Elevation: 62 ft

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G fisheye lens. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 5 panorama head and R-D16 rotator atop a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod. Shots taken at 6 positions 60° apart, tilted 15° down and another shot taken looking straight up. Raw files then processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 before being stitched together using PTGui 10.0.12 Pro and converted using Pano2VR 4.5.3.

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