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Oops at SFO

30 July 2012

Oops at SFO — photo by Joseph May

San Francisco International Airport is celebrating its long and varied history with displays not only in the San Francisco Airport Museum & Library (the entire airport is considered museum display space) but in Terminal 3 as well as the International Terminal.  Professional museum-grade aircraft models are on display — Jim Lund’s in the museum and Edward Chavez’s in Terminal 3 — as well as banners suspended along the International Terminal wall with the wonderfully large windows which admit boatloads of California sunshine.

The banners are historical photos and there are several. One has an error of no consequence, so can we play a game?

Can you spot the error?

One of the banners of the International Terminal in San Francisco International Airport — photo by Joseph May

If you could not see it before, how about now?

A closer view of the banner — photo by Joseph May

If you still cannot see it, do I have to spell it out for you? Yes, a hint is there 😉

Detailed view of the banner — photo by Joseph May

Yes, the print was made with a reversed negative, so the lettering is a mirror image of what it should be. It is of little matter, though, as all the important information is there. We could look upon the photo as an image shot using the rear view mirror of a car as it is departing the airport, in any event.

Our thanks to the airport and its museum for the wonderful banners, fabulously done aircraft models as well as an opportunity for a moment’s entertainment 🙂

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. JIM PRESTON permalink
    30 July 2012 01:14

    Had to done by a Liberal as they are assbackwards always.

    • Marty Davis permalink
      30 July 2012 14:47

      Why inject politics into something obviously intended as lighthearted? Did you have a hard time playing well with others as a child?

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      30 July 2012 16:28

      Oh — I thought a printing error was only a printing error.

  2. 30 July 2012 06:36

    The first thing I noticed was the lamp…it reminded me of Goddard’s prototype (?) rocket!…or one from that era! Hey!….that’s what Art is supposed to do!…,pull one’s self into the concept!! :-)).
    Thanks for taking the images and don’t forget to show us the pro models if you happened to take them! That is, as my Mom used to say, “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth!”…but all of these weekly inspirations of yours are wonderful, educational and best of all, constant!

    Thank YOU…..
    david

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      30 July 2012 11:46

      Thanks David 🙂

      Yes, art is for pulling us to another perspesctive. If you get the chance to see San Francisco International’s main terminal area — it is open to the public — you’d enoy yoruself for a few hours or more, there is a lot to see.

      I have photos of many of the models — now I have to palce soem text and work them into the schedule but they are coming, I’m happy to say 🙂

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