A question of width


I won’t lie: I wanted this shot because of “battery’s.”  

But now, the thing that interests me the most is the way that garage door seems to be wider than the building. How is that even possible?

near Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.10.2014

Posted on July 28, 2014, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Lol! Nicely shot.


  2. Optical illusion? 😉


  3. I hadn’t noticed that. But it does line up with the driveway. How much logic do you require?


  4. It’s a RoliDoor. It rolls up into the top section. Very nice. The original quanset huts were meant to be temporary structures. This one may have outlived its usefulness but I’ve always had a fondness for the utilitarian. And they make excellent photo ops.


  5. The Apostrophe! Separate’s the intelligent from those who, shall we say, are ‘a sandwich short of a picnic’. I wish I had had the presence of mind to capture some of the sign’s I’ve seen with mangled use of the apostrophe. And that door – I’m guessing someone really couldn’t measure up either.


    • I used to work with someone who had a huge collection of photos of signs that were wrong for various reasons; it was very entertaining. (Unless you stopped to think about it, and then it just got depressing.)

      I think probably what happened is that the door installer forgot that the wall curved, and measured (and cut!) the opening for the door before they figured it out. Geometry! It’s SO confusing.


  6. Well, this is near Roswell, and that means anything’s possible.


  7. This is a terrific image, Melinda. I do like the offset door and the grammar but the words dripping off the building are beautiful, too. I’ve no idea what they are supposed to say but I’d like to think at one point they spelled ‘THINK TANK’.


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