Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

What Is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 115

Does this signal a sign for the future?

After dining on pastrami and corned beef sandwiches at The General Muir — of which I wrote a review of my experience in this article here at The Gate — I happened to be walking around the corner near the headquarters for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States recently; and I photographed something which caught my eye near the main entrance of its campus.

What Is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 115

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.


For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what you believe is wrong — or, at least, seemingly quite bizarre — with this photograph?

Please submit your answers in the Comments section below — and I enjoy reading creative answers.

Thank you in advance. As always, I cannot wait to read your answer and feedback.

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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.

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Final Boarding Call

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.

In the meantime, the answer — or answers — to this article will be included in the next article of answers to the most recent five articles in the series of What is Wrong With This Photograph? articles.

Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

  1. The crossing sign might be confusing because it is not in the correct order. At the top, it should read “to cross push button”. The arrow is the direction of crossing, but could be confused for the location of the button.

    At the top should be the first instruction, which is to push button. Then it should read about crossing, don’t start, and don’t cross.

    What is right about the photo is that the museum is named after Dr. David Sencer, head of the CDC, whom President Jimmy Carter fired for political reasons. The museum keeps his name alive.

  2. Derek – The signs commonly have the “push button” at the bottom – just above the button itself.

    It could be the angle of the picture, but I do not see the normal crosswalk road markings, or the indicator light on the other side of the street.

    1. I thought of that too, the lack of crosswalk markings, but I went to Google Street View and can confirm that there is a normal looking crosswalk to the left and down just beyond the photo’s edge.

      What is also wrong is that there are no protesters in the photo. Why are there not people in front of the CDC with signs reading…

      Doom. The End is Near. Repent.

      Vaxes are hoax. Ivermectin is all that we need.

  3. A pedestrian wrapped their spent/ saturated mask between the two traffic buttons. Is this a joke or flagrant disregard for public safety? Gross!

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