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May 17, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Information for visitors to the Senedd

Sened1_1Sened2_1Chris M. Jackson submits pictures from Wales, UK:

Visitors to the Senedd, the new £67m home of the National Assembly for Wales, may wish to pay attention to this notice. In Welsh and English, it explains the visiting hours, and some rules and conditions, such as not being allowed to bring large bags or food and drink onto the premises.

However, one tiny oversight makes this entirely broken.

These notices are only visible from the inside.


Now THAT's broken! :D

Oh yeah, first.

Have fun, not broken personell.

Posted by: Mnok at May 17, 2006 12:09 AM

This is gloriously Broken.

Up next: Clocks facing the wall.

Posted by: game kid at May 17, 2006 12:49 AM

Now that's what we're talking about! Seriously. Broken. Especially the money'd think that that much money could've bought someone to spot mistakes like that. If it had happened in America, I'd say it was intentional, and considered a good idea by some bureaucrat somewhere. But since it's not...maybe it was just a mistake. (Then again, maybe not...I guess bureaucrats live places other than here in America, just seems like we have more than our fair share...)

Posted by: =David at May 17, 2006 01:52 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. it would be even funnyer if the door locked from the inside so that when you relized you had food you think Oh s**t

Posted by: edison at May 17, 2006 07:13 AM

Maybe they just assumed:

1) the Welsh don't eat in public

2) you ought to know why your being kicked out of the place, so you can read the rules on your way out the doors

3) Rules only apply to the general public, and they're not invited in

Posted by: Pumpkin Noggin at May 17, 2006 09:26 AM

Doesn't everybody turn around and look for signs once you walk through a door? Seems like the natural thing to do =P

Posted by: nasion at May 17, 2006 03:35 PM

This really isn't that funny.

Posted by: Someone at May 17, 2006 06:53 PM

Well, "funny" isn't what this site is about. Although there are a lot of funny broken things out there...

Posted by: Jello B. at May 17, 2006 06:58 PM

Jello, I think Someone was referring to edison's comment. I must add that, if that is the case, I agree with him; this isn't laugh-worthy funny, maybe just a inward chuckle.

Posted by: Trekkie at May 17, 2006 08:01 PM

Are you really sure it is broken?

Is it possible that the signs have the same thing printed on both sides?

I've seen signs like that before.

Posted by: Gary Edstrom at May 18, 2006 11:07 AM


Look at the ground outside the window, even if it can be read from the outside you would have to lean over the banister or be standing on air, as there is a hole just on the other side of the glass wall.

Posted by: Sean P at May 18, 2006 11:48 AM

The signs might be on ok, maybe the doors are put on backwards. Or maybe not. This could be the entrance into bizzarro world.

Posted by: Clark Kent at May 18, 2006 04:02 PM

like maybe the twilight zone Clark?

Posted by: nasion at May 18, 2006 10:24 PM

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Posted by: Vita at May 21, 2006 11:19 AM

What is more worryingly broken is that the National Assembly of Wales reserves for itself the right to exclude their own law-abidiging citizens from observing its proceedings.

Not that it really surprises me, since most other British government bodies seem nowadays to do the same kind of thing.

Posted by: SimonTrew at May 22, 2006 05:41 AM

Yeah, I guess that's why some people put thermometers near window facing outdoors, with the indoor temperature:

Because it makes a fool out of you!

Posted by: Another guy named Alex B. at May 23, 2006 01:18 PM

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