Wednesday, 25th June 2008 by

The skeptics amongst you might initially think that this bizarre twisted lake isn't natural real, but rather that the Google engineers have just discovered Photoshop's Twirl feature. However I assure you that it is real, as it's only a few minutes down the road from where I work!

This is actually a sculpture, "Landform" by Charles Jencks - an immaculately sculpted earth, grass and water monument in the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. The artist describes it as being "based on a strange attractor and the flow of earth and traffic".

The best thing about Landform though, is that you can wander around all over it, as several people can be seen doing on the day this image was taken.

Read more about Charles Jencks and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art at Wikipedia.

Thanks to Fred B.