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Wordless Wednesday: The Great Hall for Nobel Prize Dinners

The Great Hall

Location: Stockholm City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
 

May 22, 2017 at 9:47 am 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Slot Machines

Location: McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada
 
It was around noon when I arrived at the McCarran International Airport to catch my connecting flight to Baltimore. For somebody who hadn’t been there before, the place was quite a spectacle to behold with rows after rows of slot machines enticing you with the usual come-on.

I guess it should be expected in Sin City. It’s part of its colorful heritage. Still, I found it a little odd considering that when you’re at the airport nothing could be farther from your mind than entertaining these one-armed bandits. Whether you’re arriving on a vacation, going home after losing your inheritance at the casinos, or just passing through, your main concern is getting out of there as quickly as possible.

To prove my point, I took the above picture of the slot machines around the departure gate. As you could see, there were hardly any takers. Just having a slow day, perhaps? I bet, that’s the best the owners of these machines could hope for.

As I boarded my flight, I thought of coming back to Las Vegas if only to take on these one-armed bandits. It’ll be cool to beat them at their own game before they become history.

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May 21, 2017 at 1:32 pm 4 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Levitating Street Performers

Levitating Artists

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
 

May 8, 2017 at 11:02 am 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger!

Sign For the Blind

Location: Dunkeld, Scotland
 
There’s this sign I saw in Scotland a couple of years ago. What can you make of it? My initial reaction was that it was addressed to the blind. On second thought, it would be like the blind leading the blind (pardon the pun). As we all know, the blind can’t see and read like a normal person.

The sign was likely posted by the door to inform the public that it was primarily for the use of the blind. However, it was presented in such a way that could cause the reader to be blindsided (again, pardon the pun).

A sign, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is a posted command, warning, or direction. It follows that it should be clear and unambiguous and not subject misinterpretation. Otherwise, it can lead to misunderstanding and unexpected consequences like injury or death.

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May 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm 12 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Peaceful Coexistence

Galapagos Islands

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 

May 1, 2017 at 7:12 pm 2 comments

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