There are a bunch of old schools that have these strange half-doors that are jammed up into the ceiling. As a child, you might think that they’re in that place so the janitors could get up to the mechanical parts of the school – the heaters, the air conditioning, even the elevators, or things like that. But, apparently, there are a lot of schools that just have these doors as walls just jammed up into the ceiling.
Sometimes the building was just made incorrectly. There are tons of school buildings out there that were kind of thrown together in order to make more room for the kids that were entering the school system. Thankfully, this little thing does nothing to make learning harder or more difficult, and they give the school a good amount of character, too.
Feel Like We’re Forgetting Something
Why, that’s quite the charming balcony, isn’t it? Nice railing, a good size, and the windows around it have a nice look to them, too. But...there’s something missing. We’re having a little bit of trouble putting our finger on it, but we feel like it’s just not finished yet. Like they didn’t make something right, or forgot to add something.
Well, whatever, we’ll figure it out while we’re sitting after a long day of work, with a nice glass of tea in our hands and the sun on our face. Or maybe we’ll enjoy it during the morning, getting prepped for a big day, enjoying a sip of coffee and a crossword puzzle before we bend to our tasks. Yeah, that sounds pretty nice. One way or another, we can’t wait to enjoy this balcony.
Washing the Benches
Benches and a whole lot of water don’t usually mix, but we feel like this kind of thing might actually be intentional. When it rains, this spout dumps the water down onto a bench...which we guess is what happens to most benches when it rains. We don’t know how this little combination happened, but it probably wasn’t intentional. Water pouring onto that specific spot for so long is going to wear the bench out unevenly.
Even if this wasn’t intentional, why would the water spout pour the water onto the street like that? Does it then flow into a gutter and from there into a sewer? Perhaps, but we can’t see it in this picture. Of course, if you’re sitting out in the rain, you're getting wet one way or another.
Side Quest Required
We’re going to go ahead and guess that this wall doesn’t actually open, no matter how much we wished it did, since then we’d probably see the hinges in the picture or see what was inside. But, then again, why does it have not one but TWO locks implanted into the bricks? This is like in “Doom,” when you go around pressing the spacebar button on the walls trying to find secrets, but for this one, you’ll need a couple of keys.
We’re guessing a blue skull key and a red skull key. Maybe this was just some sort of prank that the buildings did because they felt like doing something fun. Maybe this was some kids who wanted to make something special for explorers. Or, maybe it’s a secret tunnel.
What a Great View
Windows in a bathroom are a contentious topic when it comes to builders. Do you have them in the shower but do you go with the translucent frosted glass? Do you have a window high up on the wall so that no nosy neighbors are able to peep in while mowing the lawn? And then there’s this window.
Yes, it turns out that this is actually supposed to be a window, which is pretty hard to tell. Is that just a wall on the other side? Is it a different building? We don’t know, but it turns out this bathroom window is pretty darn useless. It’s also hard to tell if this was a problem in the initial construction or design, or if it was something that happened later on.