There are architects who either don't have a clue what they're doing or they just want to watch the world burn. Bored Panda has collected some of the most horrible architecture designs, and they seem to be created just to torture people.

From a bike path on the ledge of a canal to a tap above an electricity socket - all of these crazy places need a warning sign next to them. Or to be moved to hell, a place where they belong. Scroll down to check out the images and vote for those that deserve a "Worst Architecture Decision" award.

#1

When You Let Satan Choose The Carpet

When You Let Satan Choose The Carpet

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Heidi Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

i just mentally fell down thoses

Jason H.
Community Member
4 years ago

Are you sure you didn't fall UP the stairs?! Are you??

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

I wonder if their insurer knows about this?

Socially Awkward
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4 years ago

This makes my eyes hurt!

💖 Stacy Rae 💖
Community Member
4 years ago

Me too! Also, it makes my brain metaphorically scream.

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Kevin Donegan
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4 years ago

It would be better to turn the lights off in this stairwell so you can't see the pattern.

Amber Ice
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4 years ago

Or close your eyes XD

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Peggy Beckwith
Community Member
4 years ago

They actually put similar carpet in the lobbys and elevators where I work. Lots of complaints from neurology patients and elderly patients.

rakuninaru
Community Member
4 years ago

hahaha best title ever

Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

The person who chose this carpet is sadistic!

AWESOMEPAWESOME
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so confused witch one do I step on

Superluminal1
Community Member
4 years ago

Vertigo anyone?

boredhuman
Community Member
4 years ago

You want some get killed? Because this how get someone killed.

Asia
Community Member
4 years ago

Worst pattern ever :D

Eiden D'Elia
Community Member
6 months ago

satans stairway

Roger Conroy
Community Member
3 years ago

The photo alone gives me vertigo!

Roger Conroy
Community Member
3 years ago

Vertigo just from the photo...

Helle Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm sure I would tumble down.

Lynn Harris
Community Member
3 years ago

Terrible

Hillary Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this carpet used on the stairs, too?

Emily Fraser
Community Member
3 years ago

These are terrible!

Sarah Callaghan
Community Member
4 years ago

omg i have actually gone down stairs like these, i was in a hotel... i fell both up and down the stairs everyday...

Lou Herout
Community Member
4 years ago

In case of fire, the elevator is still way safer.

Karen Drucks
Community Member
4 years ago

NO, This is Evil!!

Miss Midnight
Community Member
4 years ago

My eyes are STILL crossed - it looks as if someone bought a load of carpet off-cuts on sale! Seriously stupid and dangerous.

Miss Midnight
Community Member
4 years ago

My eyes are still crossed - it looks as if someone bought a load of carpet off-cuts on sale.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
4 years ago

Makes me feel dizzy and unstable just looking at it

Teleri Nyfain
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG!

bern Habubbi
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm just going to stay downstairs..

siriuslyafangirl
Community Member
4 years ago

Literally, I thought I was falling

Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

I hate things like this. How does anyone approve of this?

Sylvia Ann
Community Member
4 years ago

I stared at that for 9 minutes then gave up

Stephanie Lank-Swanson
Community Member
4 years ago

Thats not even funny. I wouldnt make it down the first step before landing on my ass.

Lettie Potgieter
Community Member
4 years ago

Where IS the freezing steps. ?

Amy Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe it's a rehab. And it's meant to discourage drugs and alcohol?

Edi IP
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG, the title hahaha

Carol Riggleman
Community Member
4 years ago

My WORST nightmare!

Jespren Ray
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh my, I would not make it down these unless I closed my eyes and felt my way!

Amanda
Community Member
4 years ago

Such trippy stairs

Richinda Blanchard
Community Member
4 years ago

Bad idea for those with seizures. This can and will send people into one.

Kim Wilkins
Community Member
4 years ago

fired

Linda Mallery
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm still falling

Missy
Community Member
4 years ago

Am I the only one who don't see any problem here?

Amuk
Community Member
4 years ago

i am with you

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Meike Henneman
Community Member
4 years ago

I think I would close my eyes descending those

dunbar dunelm
Community Member
4 years ago

They hate life.

Gail Broekhuizen
Community Member
4 years ago

I wonder if you stare at it will you find a hidden object?

Gail Broekhuizen
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey it could be one of these puzzles that you stare at and find a hidden object! 😂😳

Jon Watts
Community Member
4 years ago

I like it to be honest, has a nice optical illusion to them

Andrea Jones
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm imagining a bunch of suited businesspeople scooting down the stairs on their butts.

Nick Gisburne
Community Member
4 years ago

If you look carefully you will see that those are stairs going UP, leading to a wall at the top which is covered in carpet :)

nixon langdon
Community Member
4 years ago

And that's what the railings are for

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Cyndi Hafele
Community Member
4 years ago

I just had a seizure.

Ruby Cathey
Community Member
3 years ago

Thieves will end up at the bottom waiting for an ambulance.

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago

It SeEmS fUn ThOuGh... yep I typed this while I was getiing down.

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#2

Camouflage 101

Camouflage 101

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Asia
Community Member
4 years ago

That's just evil!

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#3

When You Realize You're Not In A Cartoon

 When You Realize You're Not In A Cartoon

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, this is one way to separate the drunks from the rest of the traffic. :D

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#4

Give Cyclists Space...

Give Cyclists Space...

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

Typical government attitude: "Do as I say, not as I do".

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#5

These Benches

These Benches

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

How to discourage laziness

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#6

A Happy Place

A Happy Place

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Emily Black
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4 years ago

Child disposal centre! Best watch your children up there...

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#7

I, Too, Like To Live Dangerously

I, Too, Like To Live Dangerously

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Daniel Losinger
Community Member
4 years ago

FAKE. Somebody has been playing in Photoshop.

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#8

Eh, Close Enough

Eh, Close Enough

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John L
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4 years ago

Welcome to Target!

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#9

Bike Tires Are Nowhere Near That Wide. It's Probably A Two Way Road

Bike Tires Are Nowhere Near That Wide. It's Probably A Two Way Road

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John L
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4 years ago

Thank heavens peddling and treading water have much in common.

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#10

'Once' In A Lifetime Ride

'Once' In A Lifetime Ride

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Heidi Smith
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4 years ago

when ur kid is bad: GO PLAY ON THE MERRY-GO-ROUND... but moooooooommmmmmm.......

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#11

Thankfully I'm Only Partially Disabled

Thankfully I'm Only Partially Disabled

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Meike Henneman
Community Member
4 years ago

Maybe the disabled don't need to get higher?

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#12

Yes, It's A Door

Yes, It's A Door

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Heidi Smith
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4 years ago

thats just for the new people and the people who hate their job

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#13

Being Handicapped In Cabo San Lucas Is Apparently An Extreme Sport

Being Handicapped In Cabo San Lucas Is Apparently An Extreme Sport

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John L
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4 years ago

Even in Mexico, skirting the law is all the rage.

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#14

Mural On The Back Of Acme Incorporated

Mural On The Back Of Acme Incorporated

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

I wonder if Acme Incorporated is an auto insurance company?

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#15

Take A Left And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

Take A Left And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

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John L
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4 years ago

Only a bureaucrat could come up with something like this.

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#16

It's Even More Fascinating When This Shit Happens In A Design School

It's Even More Fascinating When This Shit Happens In A Design School

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Jeff Tan
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4 years ago

"Well, it's abstract. It's not my fault you can't understand it."

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#17

Hurts Even To Look At It

Hurts Even To Look At It

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

Seems the contractor forgot a minor detail.

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#18

I Wouldn't Call It A Problem, I Mean We Put A Reflective Sign On It

I Wouldn't Call It A Problem, I Mean We Put A Reflective Sign On It

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John L
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4 years ago

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And you think they are really working for you? Guess again.

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#19

Alright Boss, Hooked Up The New Outlet

Alright Boss, Hooked Up The New Outlet

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

See, there's your problem.

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#20

Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

On the other hand, Traffic Signal Time-Out would be a great band name.

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#21

My God

My God

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Si-Naron
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4 years ago

Even Frodo, Sam and Golum had easier stairs

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#22

In Case Of Fire...

In Case Of Fire...

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Hans
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4 years ago

...burn!

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#23

Doesn't Look Very Stable

Doesn't Look Very Stable

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Hans
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4 years ago

Probably this is a kind of earthquake-safe house...

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#24

Let Me Just Check Out Our New Balcony

Let Me Just Check Out Our New Balcony

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Tena Chain
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4 years ago

They didn't opt for the upgrade.

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#25

Choo Choo

Choo Choo

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
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4 years ago

I can only guess these tracks are out of service.

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#26

Children-Friendly Slide

Children-Friendly Slide

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John L
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4 years ago

Someone has an Evil sense of humor.

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#27

Bike Lane

Bike Lane

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

I get the feeling some of these designers really hate cyclists.

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#28

This Outlet At My University

This Outlet At My University

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

Muphy's Law in one lesson.

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#29

The Realtor Says It Has A Well-lit Yard

The Realtor Says It Has A Well-lit Yard

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.gas.
Community Member
4 years ago

idk, if the price was drastically reduced to reflect the design flaw, I'd still consider buying.

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#30

Off The Glass

Off The Glass

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

Nerf basketball court

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#31

Emergency Exit Looks Like Emergency By Itself

Emergency Exit Looks Like Emergency By Itself

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Jump, Gandalf!

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#32

That Door

That Door

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Nicola Morley
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4 years ago

In case the Dean wants to drop in.

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#33

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Yuna Aita
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4 years ago

Don't you get it? Everyone wants to have a bit of fun! It's Limbo, silly!

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#34

Right Here Is Perfect

Right Here Is Perfect

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Spinaap
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4 years ago

No car has passed this road, so what's the problem? (counted from the moment they closed the road for construction works)

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#35

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

Look! A pole!

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#36

This Wheelchair Ramp

This Wheelchair Ramp

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.gas.
Community Member
4 years ago

At least they had the courtesy to paint the tree as a 'heads up.' ??? :-/

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#37

This Is Belgium

This Is Belgium

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Ilídio Pinto
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so lonely....

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#38

My Local Denny's Will Burn

My Local Denny's Will Burn

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.gas.
Community Member
4 years ago

Customer safety depends on someone who is really good at the claw game.

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#39

On The Edge

On The Edge

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John L
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4 years ago

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I wonder which Arab country this was found?

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#40

Let Them All Fall From Those Stairs

Let Them All Fall From Those Stairs

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Heidi Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

uneven surfaces XD

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#41

Soon

Soon

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

Just wait for it....

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#42

Looks Totally Ok

Looks Totally Ok

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Heidi Smith
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4 years ago

oh, come on Johnny! just ride down the ramp! you wont get hurt

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#43

This Bike Lane Looks Legit

This Bike Lane Looks Legit

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.gas.
Community Member
4 years ago

Who said it's a bike lane? We can't see the whole photo. Might be a walking path, and they don't want vehicles on it.

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#44

So My University Set Up A New Bike Path...

So My University Set Up A New Bike Path...

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Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

How many students use this bike path during exams?

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#45

An Extreme Ramp

An Extreme Ramp

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

it will be easier by the stairs

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#46

Halfway Off The Stairway. Crappy Doorway

Halfway Off The Stairway. Crappy Doorway

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

The portal to a broken ankle

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#47

Ok, But How Do I Access The Ramp

Ok, But How Do I Access The Ramp

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

That first part is a doozie.

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#48

What's Now?

What's Now?

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

Here lies 107.

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#49

Ouch

Ouch

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

some material went missing

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#50

This Bathroom Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

This Bathroom Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

Discouraging alcoholism is always a good thing. lol

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#51

This Balcony Is A Little Too Open

This Balcony Is A Little Too Open

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Samantha
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4 years ago

"....and if you look to the left, that door there leads to a nice open air balcony!"

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#52

Nobody Will Go In Between These Two Paths Anyway

Nobody Will Go In Between These Two Paths Anyway

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Cathy Shift
Community Member
4 years ago

lol

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#53

Not Too High Anyway

Not Too High Anyway

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Hans
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4 years ago

Hopefully this is not this home's toilet...

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#54

Tree? No Problem

Tree? No Problem

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.gas.
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4 years ago

For "compact" cars. :-)

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#55

Can You Feel That Desperation When You Would Really Need To Use Them

Can You Feel That Desperation When You Would Really Need To Use Them

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Joyce Chambers
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4 years ago

What happens when funding runs out...

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#56

I'll Just Push Myself Up

I'll Just Push Myself Up

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rakuninaru
Community Member
4 years ago

hehehehe

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#57

Could Be Really Painful

Could Be Really Painful

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Cathy Shift
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4 years ago

so two layers walk into a bar...

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