A regulation bowling lane is something very familiar to everyone who bowls. Its dimensions are right there in front of you. For most of us, however, it is only viewed from one perspective, very obliquely from the side of the foul line. This gives the lane a foreshortened appearance. The dimensions of a lane are easy to look up, and I mentioned them just yesterday. I'll give you one. It is 60 feet in length from the foul line to the center of the mark for the 1 pin. As far as I know, we never have the benefit of seeing a lane from directly above. Bowling alleys are almost invariably indoor affairs, and they have very low ceilings. So... if you saw a bowling lane from above, could you recognize it? Could you pick it out of a lineup? Here's the question. It's a multiple choice, so don't fret.
The image below shows three bowling lanes. One of these is drawn to scale, so the length and width of the lane, gutters, pin deck, and pit have the correct dimensions relative to one another. Two are not drawn to scale. Which one is the regulation lane?
[Note: if you click on the image, it loses its proportionality, so make your guess based on the image in the post.]
Relatedly, I was hoping to be able find a high quality Google Earth image of an outdoor bowling facility since they must exist. Anybody up for the challenge?
Earth Views - #Scenic, #Nature
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