In the second picture, there is a comparison between the "celestial" and "terrestrial" map (latter being mirrored for easier comparison). One can conclude, that zenith is in the uppermost part of the picture. There the pillars are seen directly from below, making them appear as dots. Away from zenith region, pillars are seen ever longer, as viewing angle increases. Also, one can notice, that parts of the farther streets "circling" the observing place are represented by pillars side by side forming a dotted line, whereas streets that are "radiating" from viewing location are represented by overlapping pillars fused together to a continuous line.
But how high were the pillars? Several persons did independently calculations to find that out. Conveniently, there is a star field photo integrated in the picture for getting angular references. Measures of "terrestrial" counterparts of halo formations could be taken from topographical map. Results didn't deviate much from each other, averaging in 2,1 kilometers for crystal layer height. One calculation was also made to find out the thickness of the crystal layer and it resulted about 200 meters. Atmospheric sounding data later that night from Jokioinen (about 80 km from Eura) showed a sharp inversion layer just over 2 km. That's well in line with calculations.
One of the most common halo forms but how the display is presented - far from common!