Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Identifying the obvious and the unobvious

Explicit: Hand rail is there to facilitate walking or leaning against.
Implicit: People have started using it to attach their bikes to, so it has now become a bike rack.

Explicit: Fire safety door SIGNAGE
Implicit: The remains of the same message which appears to be rubbed off. Implies that the message has been replaced with something newer.

Explicit: Lock on a door indicates the door can be unlocked with a key.
Implicit: The tiny padlock key stuck in the keyhole implies the door is probably locked most of the time.

Explicit: Fire safety door SIGNAGE
Implicit: Wooden square in roof suggests there is an opening to get into the roof which has been filled temporarily

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