|March 2012 (35.693 Degrees, 139.848 Degrees) Sakura Bridge |
A view of the decorations on a pier of the Sakura Bridge. It looks like the pier was built of alternating courses of smooth and rough faced masonry blocks with a striped concrete overlay covering part of the wall. Or perhaps the whole thing was produced using elaborate forms around poured concrete?
Note that the bottom of the pier has been stained by the different water levels of the river. I guess there's not much a designer can do about stains other than making the pier the same color so it's less obvious.
The striped concrete makes a triangle across one side of the pier while the sunlight creates a triangle on the opposite side of the pier. Was it the designer's intention to imitate the sun shining on the pier.
The striped concrete appears to overlap at the bottom, similar to a patty of cooked rice partially wrapped in seaweed. However, everything reminds me of food.