How keen is your observation?

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How keen is your observation?

Post by Gearce » 10 Feb 2015, 07:17

This picture is almost perfect.

This sign stands above gates at a local racecourse. Can you see what is wrong with it?
The Hill Gate.jpg
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Re: How keen is your observation?

Post by Wendyf » 10 Feb 2015, 08:31

The picture isn't very clear Gearce but I'm guessing that the "I" must be upside down.

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Re: How keen is your observation?

Post by David Whipp » 10 Feb 2015, 08:36

'L' instead of 'E'.

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Post by Tizer » 10 Feb 2015, 10:28

I agree with David, the last E looks dodgy.

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Post by Marilyn » 10 Feb 2015, 10:39

Perhaps it is not centred quite correctly...with the centre of the gate falling below the L of Hill, whereas it should be BETWEEN the I and the L ( given it is a 4 letter word).But really, the resolution isn't the greatest, and if it is anything to do with the scroll work then the correct answer is lost on me.
Or are you saying it is a pair of gates, so therefore not a singular gate, as referred to above? ( no S)

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Post by Gearce » 11 Feb 2015, 01:48

Sorry about the clarity of the picture.

Post by Wendyf » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:31 pm
The picture isn't very clear Gearce but I'm guessing that the "I" must be upside down.
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Post by David Whipp » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:36 pm
'L' instead of 'E'.
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Post by Tizer » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:28 pm
I agree with David, the last E looks dodgy.
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Post by Marilyn » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:39 pm
Perhaps it is not centred quite correctly...with the centre of the gate falling below the L of Hill, whereas it should be BETWEEN the I and the L ( given it is a 4 letter word).But really, the resolution isn't the greatest, and if it is anything to do with the scroll work then the correct answer is lost on me.
Or are you saying it is a pair of gates, so therefore not a singular gate, as referred to above? ( no S)
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The wording and spelling is correct, but I will give this hint - it is a signwriter's error
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Re: How keen is your observation?

Post by Cathy » 11 Feb 2015, 04:05

The word Hill isn't centered with the above arch
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Post by Tizer » 11 Feb 2015, 11:08

The letters H-I-L-L should have some top support. They are standing on a frame but not framed at the top of the letters.

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Post by chinatyke » 11 Feb 2015, 15:47

Or is it something to do with the intertwined V R C design at the top of the gate? V??? Racing Club?

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Post by PanBiker » 11 Feb 2015, 16:02

I believe the VRC refers to Victoria Racing Club based at Flemington.

Flemington Racecourse

Still can't see what's wrong with it though.
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Post by Wendyf » 11 Feb 2015, 20:00

Ha ha! The A is back to front!

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Post by Tripps » 12 Feb 2015, 00:00

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Re: How keen is your observation?

Post by Gearce » 12 Feb 2015, 02:19

Post by Cathy » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:05 pm
The word Hill isn't centered with the above arch
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Post by Tizer » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:08 pm
The letters H-I-L-L should have some top support. They are standing on a frame but not framed at the top of the letters.
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Post by chinatyke » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:47 am
Or is it something to do with the intertwined V R C design at the top of the gate? V??? Racing Club?
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Post by PanBiker » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:02 am
I believe the VRC refers to Victoria Racing Club based at Flemington.

Flemington Racecourse

Still can't see what's wrong with it though.
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Post by Wendyf » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:00 am
Ha ha! The A is back to front!
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Re: How keen is your observation?

Post by LizG » 12 Feb 2015, 07:27

Well done Wendy.
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Re: How keen is your observation?

Post by Tizer » 12 Feb 2015, 10:16

Well spotted Wendy. I considered the A being the wrong way around but decided it was OK because it matched the E having the heavy stroke on the left. I didn't think to check it!

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