What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 92: Reader Edition

The following photograph was taken by Richard Poppen — who is a reader of The Gate — and he happened upon the location of Aqui Cal-Mex restaurant in downtown San Jose in California.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 92: Reader Edition

Photograph ©2021 by Richard Poppen.

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 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 Richard Poppen.

17 thoughts on “What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 92: Reader Edition”

  1. Jon-Jon says:

    There is a handle on the door so that you can still enter & not just exit.

  2. Craig Tomasello says:

    Exit only sign above a sign saying it’s an entrance for phone and online orders.

  3. Greg says:

    The green sign on the floor statesEntrance. The red sign on the door stated Exit Only.

  4. derek says:

    So odd. So it’s an “exit only” door, suggesting that there’s another way for the entrance. Do they expect people to be like Plastic Man, undo the round cover, and enter that way?

    A minor error is that “We will be closed for Easter Sunday”. They really mean “We will be closed this Sunday for Easter Sunday”.

    1. Ivory says:

      Entrance is on the ground.

  5. Ron smith says:

    If it’s an exit door why do they need a door handle on the outside

  6. Renee says:

    The door is labeled Exit Only but the green sign on the walkway below the door FCC says Entrance for phone /online orders.

  7. ALF says:

    Maybe the reflection of the cyclist-photographer on the door glass -he’s got a huge upper body for a very little thing leg

  8. Anakin says:

    Very interesting photo, and the only problem with it is that it looks very unusual. At first glance, it seems like an exit from the building, when in fact it is an entrance. That big horseshoe on the door is also weird.

    Regards, Anakin

  9. Keyuri Seth says:

    The name of restaurant is Aqui, which is visible from outside. But the sign says exit only, that means people will get put through thay door. Then sign should be visible from inside now t outside. Therefore mirror image should be visible from outand correct image from inside! So that customers can read correct name from inside while exiting.

  10. Chuck says:

    There’s an entrance sign on the floor in front of the door and an exit only on the door

  11. Ivory says:

    Entrance is on the ground.

  12. Malu M. says:

    Two conflicting signs “exit only” by the door and “entrance” mark on the ground.

    I haven’t been to this restaurant, I wonder what other signs could be found inside— the more reason not to come.

  13. Kristi says:

    It says exit only on the door and entrance on the floor

  14. Sudeep says:

    If it is an exit why do they have a handle to open from the outside.

  15. Erica says:

    Exit only but it also says entrance below .. haha! I’m surprised that got passed the owners. They have great attention to detail.

  16. NB_ga says:

    Like a play on Alice in Wonderland – enter through the little hole in the ground and exit through the big horseshoe-adorned door.

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