This image attracted my eye as a bit of an “old and new” scene; with the right side of the building being an extension of the original courthouse in Invercargill. Granted, it is not really all that “new.” The closer I looked, however, the more I was drawn to the distinct break in scale between the two parts of the building.
This made me wonder about the reason for the change. I suspect a number of technical explanations would suffice, but I can't help but think that the new guy was given dimensions for the brick size and foundation height on a hand-written note or just over the phone. Everything seems to be peculiarly scaled down. Surely someone would have noticed on site, but by then it would have been too late.
How often in our own lives do we communicate an idea, a desire or a need with vocabulary reflecting the vision in our own minds without ever ensuring the message was received in the same way? A message has both a sender and receiver, and a loss in translation is the responsibility of both parties.