These days most of us live in houses, apartments, flats, studios or inside any other kind of structure that has walls, windows, and a roof. Since people no longer need to carve our living quarters in caves or build a hut from clay, architecture design and engineering became almost the most important professions that we know. Everybody needs a place to live, right?

Being an architect is a pretty tough job. There's little room for error, and any mistakes that you do make are going to be there on display for all to see for as long as the thing you designed is standing. But as you can see from these funny fails compiled by Bored Panda, some architects are determined to leave their mark on the world in one way or another. Sure they screwed up, but hey, at least you'll remember their masterpieces of modern architecture!

From garage doors finding their way on the third floor of an apartment building, many engineering fails concerning stairs and of course, miscellaneous epic fails of grandiose scale - you'll find it all and many more in this list. Feel free to add your own funny pictures, and don't forget to vote for your favorite design fails!

#1

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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Lorraine 2 years ago

They really shouldn't put that plant there lol

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#2

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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Hans 2 years ago

It clearly is art.

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#3

In Case Of Fire

In Case Of Fire

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Hans 2 years ago

...burn.

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#4

Can't Touch This?

Can't Touch This?

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Hans 2 years ago

In gigantistan, small people do not have the right to get money.

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#5

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Hans 2 years ago

This is not a drain, but the entrance to the home of the hero turtles.

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#6

Built The Staircase Exactly As Designed, Boss

Built The Staircase Exactly As Designed, Boss

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Eric Fletcher 2 years ago

MC Escher did this one

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#7

My Hotel Has A Sitting Area With No Possible Way To Access It

My Hotel Has A Sitting Area With No Possible Way To Access It

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Hans 2 years ago

I think this is a deliberate...well, kind of joke.

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#8

At Friends House For Summer Party. His Downstairs Staircase Does Not Actually Let You Get Into The Basement

At Friends House For Summer Party. His Downstairs Staircase Does Not Actually Let You Get Into The Basement

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Lorraine 2 years ago

When you've completely messed up your house in Sims.

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#9

This ATM Keeps You Fit

This ATM Keeps You Fit

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Hans 2 years ago

In dwarvistan, only small people have the right to get money.

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#10

I Would Like To Meet The Planning Committee Who Approved This

I Would Like To Meet The Planning Committee Who Approved This

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Hans 2 years ago

LIke a perpetuum mobile, just the other way round: endless wasting without progress.

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#11

Hope You Picked Good Seats!

Hope You Picked Good Seats!

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Hans 2 years ago

For todays game against the Wisconsin Walls.

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#12

Right Here!

Right Here!

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Hans 2 years ago

"F. Ailure Construction at your service"

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#13

The World's Worst Balcony

The World's Worst Balcony

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Hans 2 years ago

When you have undesired visitors, take them for a bit of fresh aiur to the balcony. "After you..."

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#14

Forgetting How To Architect

Forgetting How To Architect

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Hans 2 years ago

Find the secret door. Use a bomb (press A) at the right spot.

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#15

You Had One Job, Architects

You Had One Job, Architects

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

At least this "escalator" goes up AND down.

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#16

Best Hotel Room Window View Ever

Best Hotel Room Window View Ever

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

This must be the interior view of that balcony photo!

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#17

This New University Building Looks Like A Giant Toilet

This New University Building Looks Like A Giant Toilet

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Kasia Nitschke 2 years ago

Hey! Somebody left a book on the seat! Must be the "architecture for dummies"!

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#18

It's Just Up The Stairs

It's Just Up The Stairs

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Daria B 2 years ago

This is for the new generation of flying wheelchairs.

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#19

Found In A Newly Renovated Middle School

Found In A Newly Renovated Middle School

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Ange Cairncross 2 years ago

Mr Ed.....Principal Mr Ed

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#20

The Architect Had A Bit Of Fun With This One

The Architect Had A Bit Of Fun With This One

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Daria B 2 years ago

Ooooohhhh..... Th...Those are eyes with angry eyebrows and some serious wrinkles inbetween!!! Yeah, that's an angry face expression... I mean, surely, I mean DEFINITELY.... ^_^"

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#21

This Pipe Was Bent To Go Around The Clock Instead Of Just Removing The Clock And Going Straight Up

This Pipe Was Bent To Go Around The Clock Instead Of Just Removing The Clock And Going Straight Up

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

It was too difficult to move the clock.

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#22

Who Needs Privacy

Who Needs Privacy

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Daria B 2 years ago

Convenient for Romeo and Juliet.

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#23

My Dad Hired A Company To Install A Fence After Extending The Driveway. This Is Their Handy Work

My Dad Hired A Company To Install A Fence After Extending The Driveway. This Is Their Handy Work

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Works great if you ride horses or bicycles.

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#24

The Clock On This Church. You Had One Job, Architect

The Clock On This Church. You Had One Job, Architect

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Natasha L 2 years ago

No...I need symmetry

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#25

Just Noticed This In The Living Room

Just Noticed This In The Living Room

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Hans 2 years ago

The living hell for a perfectionist.

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#26

No One Is Going To Steal My Damn Car

No One Is Going To Steal My Damn Car

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Hans 2 years ago

Car you say? Helicopter I guess!

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#27

Turn Right And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

Turn Right And Then Bunnyhop To Your Destination

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Miklós Nagy 2 years ago

For some reson (being hit by bicycle, twice) I can understand this one.

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#28

You Had One Job

You Had One Job

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Lorraine 2 years ago

Time for a game of limbo!

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#29

Pointless Balcony

Pointless Balcony

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Apparently somebody didn't like their view.

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#30

This Single Window On The Side Of A Building

This Single Window On The Side Of A Building

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Trav May 2 years ago

"I demand a window office!" "I'm sorry. They're all taken." "I said, "I DEMAND."

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#31

These Stairs

These Stairs

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Superluminal1 2 years ago

Why bother shoveling these stairs?

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#32

Well-Lit Yard

Well-Lit Yard

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Doug Stringham 2 years ago

Guaranteed my mom would hit this. Every. Time.

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#33

You Should Have Been More Specific

You Should Have Been More Specific

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Benny Lava 2 years ago

Barely noticeable.

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#34

Went To Philly. Found A Building With A Garage Door On The Third Floor That Looks Like It's Been Hit By A Car

Went To Philly. Found A Building With A Garage Door On The Third Floor That Looks Like It's Been Hit By A Car

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Hans 2 years ago

Do not ask questions. Just don't.

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#35

This Roof Window

This Roof Window

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Liana Swarz-Burt 2 years ago

...I have no words to describe this

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#36

Who Was In Charge Of Moving The Tv? Oh Well, Whatever

Who Was In Charge Of Moving The Tv? Oh Well, Whatever

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A Snail 2 years ago

I like how whoever built the wall just built around the tv instead of telling someone

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#37

Stairs To Nowhere

Stairs To Nowhere

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Ava Masumi 2 years ago

my life after graduation

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#38

This Ramp

This Ramp

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Ludogond 2 years ago

Fun, but as an Architect I must say that almost none of these have anything to do with architecture. We dont build. This is the result of builder not using an Architect and obviously not filing for approval. Most would be illegal alteration gone wrong. Proper title would be "15 Builder who obviously needed an Architect" but the is one of those that puzzles me ☺

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#39

These Genius Stairs

These Genius Stairs

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Ava Masumi 2 years ago

Escher?

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#40

Very Useful Door

Very Useful Door

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libby D 3 months ago

Get to the café in no time!

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#41

Just In Front Of A Garage

Just In Front Of A Garage

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Karin Fern 2 years ago

"Youse guys don't need tah use da door do ya?"

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#42

Welcome To Turkey!

Welcome To Turkey!

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Rick Hamilton 2 years ago

I don't think there was an inspector on this job.

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#43

This Mcdonalds Column Doesn't Touch The Ceiling

This Mcdonalds Column Doesn't Touch The Ceiling

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Liana Swarz-Burt 2 years ago

It's a backup column. If the rest fail, this one will hold everything up when it falls.

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#44

A Small Design Flaw

A Small Design Flaw

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MysticalMan 2 years ago

The honor system.

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#45

This Building

This Building

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Mirriam Banda 2 years ago

one ball is bigger than the other

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#46

Yep, Should Work Just Fine

Yep, Should Work Just Fine

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Rick Hamilton 2 years ago

Hope nobody left their Thai chicken in the drawer.

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#47

How Is This Supposed To Work?

How Is This Supposed To Work?

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Isa 2 years ago

For handicapped bikers

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#48

That Moment When You're Not Sure Wheter It's Cool Or A Fail

That Moment When You're Not Sure Wheter It's Cool Or A Fail

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Roselientje 2 years ago

Can't it be a cool fail?

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#49

Halfway Off The Stairway

Halfway Off The Stairway

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Jace 2 years ago

This is where the OSHA contractor who invented back-up beepers has his office.

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#50

Yeah, Why Not

Yeah, Why Not

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Hans 2 years ago

Toilet for disabled dogs?

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#51

These Gates

These Gates

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Daniela Ogreanu 2 years ago

When your mouse is not working properly while playing sims :D

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#52

These Doors

These Doors

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Kasia Nitschke 2 years ago

Plus you can always guess who's behind the door by staring at their crotch

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#53

I Think The Architect Was A Bit Drunk

I Think The Architect Was A Bit Drunk

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Ivan Irawan 2 years ago

Picasso is that you?

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#54

This Outlet Is Unreachable

This Outlet Is Unreachable

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Trav May 2 years ago

For emergency charging, break glass.

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#55

Window Fail

Window Fail

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Kasia Nitschke 2 years ago

Rapunzel won't escape this time!

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#56

Let's Go Out On The Balcony. Oh, Wait...

Let's Go Out On The Balcony. Oh, Wait...

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Kim Cee Bee 2 years ago

balconies for airconditioning units

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#57

These Navy Buildings

These Navy Buildings

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Yugan Talovich 2 years ago

Maybe they're Buddhists.

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#58

Let Them All Fall From Those Stairs

Let Them All Fall From Those Stairs

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Hans 2 years ago

"Sponsored by E. Smith, MD, orthopaedic"

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#59

This Is Belgium

This Is Belgium

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Brian Xue 2 months ago

i'm surprised that its not all distroyed

#60

Who Needs An Emergency Exit Anyway

Who Needs An Emergency Exit Anyway

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Jace 2 years ago

Doorways are easier to cut into high places when the workers can stand on something.

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#61

So, This Is The Entrance To My Towns Local Shopping Centre

So, This Is The Entrance To My Towns Local Shopping Centre

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Marzipanda 2 years ago

This means something. If only I can put my finger on it.

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#62

Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

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Keith Verret 2 years ago

actually to keep standing storm water out....area probably doesn't drain well

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#63

Thank God, My Feet Were Getting Tired

Thank God, My Feet Were Getting Tired

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Lorraine 2 years ago

Now if only I could phase through the fence ...

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#64

Hope

Hope

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Faturrahman 2 years ago

at least there is still a hope

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#65

Stairs At My Alma Mater

Stairs At My Alma Mater

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Jace 2 years ago

If it's your alma mater, can you find the explanation and add it here?

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#66

This Misunderstanding

This Misunderstanding

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Kasia Nitschke 2 years ago

Amazing they kept going for 4 floors before realizing something wasn't righf

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#67

Stairs Leading To Nowhere At My School

Stairs Leading To Nowhere At My School

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Jace 2 years ago

Of course they lead somewhere. The architecture was ruined ex post facto by safety regulation that didn't exist during design phase.

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#68

Useful Door!

Useful Door!

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Jace 2 years ago

There's a lot going badly here...

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#69

Interesting Choice

Interesting Choice

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Susan Forbes 2 years ago

Easier access for the local Peeping Toms

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#70

Translates To "break The Window In Case Of Fire". Clearly Not Any Window..

Translates To "break The Window In Case Of Fire". Clearly Not Any Window..

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Monkey D. Luffy 2 years ago

Painted window maybe?

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#71

Czech Without Barriers (sign Says "elevator")

Czech Without Barriers (sign Says "elevator")

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Jace 2 years ago

More malignant compliance.

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#72

That's A Really Useful Door!!!

That's A Really Useful Door!!!

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Callie Duncan 5 months ago

It will be useful...once the balcony is built. ;)

#73

When Your Hotel Wardrobe Has Stairs And A Door In It

When Your Hotel Wardrobe Has Stairs And A Door In It

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Daniela Ogreanu 2 years ago

Narniaaaaa???

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#74

Crawl Or Turn Into Liquid To Get On The Other Side

Crawl Or Turn Into Liquid To Get On The Other Side

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aaaaa 1 year ago

My life at crossroads.

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#75

#friday

#friday

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Marzipanda 2 years ago

Your manhole is still showing.

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#76

Bank Atm In Turkey

Bank Atm In Turkey

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Barbie Wolf 2 years ago

for wheelchair maybe

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#77

Architecture On I'ts Best :)

Architecture On I'ts Best :)

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