Photo of the day: “Caution! Door! May! Open!”

by DaniGirl on January 25, 2016 · 1 comment

in Photo of the Day

Here’s the thing about photography: sometimes, I take pictures to capture and keep moments in time. Sometimes I take pictures to tell a story. Sometimes I take pictures to show how beautiful the world is.

And sometimes, I take pictures purely to entertain myself. This was one of those times.

Funny sign photo by Ottawa photographer Danielle Donders

This is on a parking garage. I love the warning sign. Hello Captain Obvious! It makes me laugh every time i see it, and it’s hard to tell the scale from the photo but look at the size of that sign compared to the door. It’s practically SHOUTING! I can’t help but wonder what mishap led to this gigantic sign being erected. And the fact that it’s just a wee little bit open – it just makes the whole thing perfect.

I think this one now ranks a close second to my all-time favourite sign photo, a sign which sadly no longer graces the dam beside Watson’s Mill in Manotick:

21:365 Worthless dam operating equipment

I’ll be over here snickering if anybody needs me.

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1 Sasha January 26, 2016 at 9:17 am

I’m so glad I’m not the only person who does this. I keep promising myself I’m going to collect them all together into an album. Somewhere I have a picture (I hope!) of a donation jar on a bar that was collecting for “artificial limps”.

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