The White Mountains

Last week I spent a couple of days in North Conway, New Hampshire, and I came back with some souvenir photos of the Doors Gone Wrong that were scattered around town.  North Conway is a beautiful vacation destination and a fun place to visit, but I can find bad hardware in the most picturesque of locales.  I was there with my friend who is an architect, so while she was admiring the beautiful Victorian train station and the quaint shops and inns, I was all, “STOP THE CAR I SEE UGLY HARDWARE!!”


Weather Discovery Center Code compliance DOES NOT have to be this ugly!! The Local Bagel Joint The entrance to a busy bagel store is no place for this product.

Welcome!  Come In (if you can)! PUSH!!! One of the outbuildings at our hotel...the main building was a bit less crooked. I wonder if a crooked little man lives in this crooked little house.

This looks like an egress and accessibility issue to me...doors in a series need a much greater distance between them (door width + 48"). Not to mention that the closer should have at very least been supplied with SRI (special rust inhibitor). The closing device on this gate was worn out. Time to hit Harry's Hardware for a new bungee cord.

HistorICK Or just "ICK". Hangin' out... There's a lot going on here.

Caution...And last but not least, this sign was on the door in our hotel room that led to our second-floor balcony.  It seems very unlikely that anyone would “exit this way” when the only way to exit would be to jump over the railing or climb under the divider to our neighbor’s balcony (and then either jump over their railing or enter through their unlocked door).  We didn’t visit our neighbor or jump off the balcony so our room remained secure.

We were in the second floor room on the right. Balcony Exit?

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