Damaged Enterprise truck
Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Answers to Past Articles — Part 20: Ripped Roof of Truck, Signs, Carolinas Versus West Virginia, and a Statue

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the twentieth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 20: Ripped Roof of Truck, Signs, Carolinas Versus West Virginia, and a Statue

…and the links are embedded in the titles of each section as well as within the sections themselves; so please click on the links in each section to take you to the original article — and this edition is entirely comprised of photographs which were contributed by readers of The Gate.

The Favorite Answer will usually be the correct answer by a reader of The Gate — along with a Favorite Comment from the same article which I found to be funny or informative.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 96

Damaged Enterprise truck
Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

The photographs of the rental truck from Enterprise which are used in this article were actually used in another article greater than 4.5 years ago here at The Gate; but I thought that they would qualify for this installment in this series — especially as they were memorable.

Damaged Enterprise truck
Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Notice how the roof is torn back partially off of the truck.

Damaged Enterprise truck
Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Favorite answer by derek: “Nothing is wrong with the photograph. What is wrong is the driver. She drove under some place with a low clearance, ripping of part of the roof.

“I use ‘she’ because too often we use “he’ without knowing what gender am individual self identifies.”

Favorite comment by Tony Stark: “The height of the truck should be reversed so when driver sees it in mirror they can read it correctly.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 97

intersection signs
Photograph ©2020 by Matthew Cohen.

As Matthew Cohen was driving on a rural road in north Mississippi, he noticed some signs on the side of the road and pulled over in a safe location to photograph them — which do not initially seem to accurately portray the warnings imparted to motorists.

Here is another perspective of the photograph above:

intersection signs
Photograph ©2020 by Matthew Cohen.

Favorite answer and comment by derek: “Very artistic. For clarity, the second sign should be after the driveway to the right.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 98

Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

I was strolling through the park one day in the merry merry month of May when I was taken by surprise — um — I mean that I was sitting on a bench behind a statue in the square in the center of town during a long walk on a beautiful spring day recently; and something caught my eye, so I took a few photographs.

Favorite answer by derek: “The photo is underexposed, particularly the underside of the coat. Is that stool hanging from the man but his trousers are on?”

Favorite comment by CHRIS: “The statue hasn’t been peacefully toppled yet?”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 99

Source: Choice Hotels International, Incorporated.

The photograph which was used in the advertisement of visiting the Carolinas and staying at a Choice Hotel property actually shows the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia.

New River Gorge West Virginia
Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Last I checked, West Virginia was not only not the Carolinas; but the state does not even touch either North Carolina or South Carolina.

Favorite answer by derek: “The photo doesn’t match the message. They might as well had a picture of Big Ben in London instead.

“The bridge shown in the New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia. The photo is not of the Mile High Bridge in North Carolina, a somewhat famous bridge in the Carolinas.”

Favorite comment by derek: “OMG, Brian posted the answer in another article. I just answered and was going to see other ‘The Gate’ articles when that other article. So my answer is not a rare moment in imagery analysis or it isn’t with some people who might have seen that other article first.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 100

Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

The initial thing which caught my attention was the illuminated sign of an Italian restaurant, which tries to convince visitors to eat chicken — at least, that is what I assume the fowl message is all about, anyway; and I may just be winging it here — but the variable message sign is misspelled as Chiken.

Of course, leave it to readers of The Gate to find other things which may be perceived to be wrong with the photograph:

Favorite answer by Jim F.: “‘Pizza, subs, salads and…chicken (?)’ at a restaurant named ‘Taste of Italy’ with the most prominent (electrical) sign misspelling ‘CHIKEN’? Talk about confusing…. At least this place is closed on Mondays”

Favorite comment by Bill G: “They’re hiring. I wonder how much they pay a salad to work there?”

Access to Past Articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? Series

You can refer to this definitive list of past articles of the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles — which also includes articles which reveal the answers — and that list will be continuously updated as additional articles are written and posted here at The Gate. This is to ensure that future articles in this series are not encumbered with a long list of links — especially when viewing and reading them from a portable electronic device.

This will hopefully be considered a positive step towards the reading experience of The Gate on portable electronic devices. Your constructive input as a reader of The Gate is always appreciated.

Summary

You are encouraged to submit photographs of your own for this feature at The Gate. When you do, please let me know if you want to have photography credit attributed to you — as well as what is the photograph; and when and where it was taken. If your photograph is selected, it will be featured in a future article here at The Gate.

Please continue submitting your photographs!

Unless otherwise specified, all photographs ©2016, ©2019, ©2020, and ©2021 by Brian Cohen and Matthew Cohen.

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