Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Train of Fools

This is a fairly popular postcard of Ye Olde Querétaro, notwithstanding the fact that it's an obvious photomontage (unless we're wrong, and the aqueduct was designed by Augie Möbius).

But so we were going to put the question to our more knowledgeable readers: was there ever a train that passed under the aqueduct? Then one of the interns came running in, and breathlessly pointed us to this image from this page (and also this), answering the question for us (though raising another - namely, why would someone fake a picture of a train going under the aqueduct when trains did, in fact, go under the aqueduct?). But we'd already started this post, and were too lazy to replace it. So now you know.


Anonymous said...

I think it is not photoshop, just a rare angle

Burro Hall said...

An angle at which a train could never fit through the arcos. Also, look at the middle leg of the arcos - why does it come down so far behind the left leg and the right leg, if they're all beside each other in real life?

Charles Pergiel said...

It does look off, but I am kind of inclined to agree that it is just a weird angle. Only way to know would be to visit the place, assuming the tracks are still there.