No exit

Here’s a little real world local neighborhood visual paradox that’s half Magritte’s “This is not a pipe/The Treachery Of Images” and half the Liar Paradox.

I went with my wife and son to the Albany “Winter Festival” yesterday, and we saw a collection of kid-friendly acts and some fireworks. Some of those acts were in the Crown Plaza Hotel downtown; and as we walked through the building, we came across the following glass door leading from an indoor stairway to an outside brick “courtyard” sort of area:

This is not an exit

So, to us on the inside, the door says “This is not an exit”. The those on the outside, it says “Exit only”. So is it an exit, or not? If not, what is it?

28. December 2008 by Ron
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