Barry Atkins offered this image on his blog SHUSH
along with this bit of descriptions:
“I took this last time I actually got out to see some of the beautiful countryside we live in. Phone camera picture, unfortunately, it really struck me that it was an arrangement of features that shouted â€˜gameâ€™ to me. As far as I could work out the thing that looks like a huge overflow plug hole isâ€¦ a huge overflow plug hole. Better than a Narnia wardrobe or a great big glowing gate to signal a possibility of an imminent somewhere else. Nice rickety steel gangway right over the top of the plug hole to the austere tower where something waits.”
Whether you read this image as showing that real life is more like Myst than you thought, that environments can be always be viewed as fundamentally lugological or whether game designers should just try harder, it’s an interesting image. And it would make a cool Tony Hawk level too.