This photo was taken at 12:14pm on June 25, 2013.
The location was in a large upscale hotel in Crystal City, Virginia.
The "Take It!" Came when I was walking through the lobby near the escalators and saw a staff fellow who was in the standard engineering department dark blue pants and shirt uniform. I
watched him step onto the bottom step of the escalator and asked him the why for of the plastic pieces placed in between the escalator units. He quickly pointed to the printed placard that
offers a warning to people with children who may be using the escalator to be careful with them - for getting off of them is difficult for small children. I thanked him and went on about my way.
The After Thought: This has solved the mystery that was posed in the current eyelusion enough to leave it up as the answer for a short while then take it down and place it in the archive and post
the next challenge. However - I wonder why the original location does not have the warning posted - and also - the reason for the hole in the bottom of the back side of the original still
needs and answer - lol.
Thanks to those who offered solutions - and also those who took the time to put in the time to ponder for an answer - even if it was for just a moment.
Wishing you all the best,