Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fire Escape

 Sunshine, shadows, fire escape...and fence

This building must have been a factory at one time but now it houses apartments. I don't know what it looks like inside but the outside could use some TLC.

A longer view

I am linking to Good Fences HERE.

59 comments:

Andy said...

Let's hope they never have to use that fire escape.

Revrunner said...

Definitely looks like you might have to be a little athletic to use it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting shot. I'm fascinated by how run down the back sides of some buildings are compared to the nice exteriors at the front.

Julie said...

Great photos for "good fences"; super!

Greetings, Julie

Breathtaking said...

Original fence post!:) I like the shadow of the little balcony in your first shot.

Kate said...

I find the shape and form of fire escapes very interesting.

Roan said...

It casts a nice shadow! Cool!

William Kendall said...

The style of the fire escape reminds me of one here.

Judy said...

Love the shadows. The outside does have some character tho.

Birdman said...

Two wrongs don't make a right: painting bricks and then letting it chip away. Not pretty.

Cranberry Morning said...

At least it's far enough off the ground that the casual passerby won't be climbing it to get into the flat any time soon! Love that zoomed in photo with its shadows!

Jo said...

Most original option for Good Fences. I love the shadows the balcony throws as well.

Sandra said...

i love that first photo, the lines and the blocks and the shapes, make it so pleasing to look at... super shot in my book.

TexWisGirl said...

it works for a fence! it makes for a great photo subject!

Jutta.K said...

Oh ja, dieses Foto ist genial, Schatten und Zaun in einem, großartig !

Carol Ann Henstra said...

Kind of scary, rust appearance one wonders if it is safe. Yet if one ever has t o use it. Then it is not a choice but a must.

Jan n Jer said...

Love the shadows on the wall.

Lynne said...

Love the shadows . . . Could be an interestIng complex after a few improvements outside . . .

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Hey, that is pretty neat. I imagine the inside is really fixed up nice.

Ileana said...

Interesting shots! We dont have fire escape at our apartments. :) Maybe we need one!

Judy said...

And yet you have captured some beautiful images of it!!! I especially love the shadows from the floor of the balcony!!!

Linda W. said...

Yeah, the building could use a little TLC. Nice photos though!

George said...

I really like the shadows you captured on the wall of this building. I'm willing to bet that the apartments inside are not in need of TLC.

Sylvia K said...

Great pics for the day, EG, as always! An "old broad" at my age these days, I'm reluctant to criticize "old buildings, etc.! All of us could use a TLC!! Hope you're ready for a lovely weekend!!

Karen S. said...

Great capture, a divine view too! The building makes for an interesting subject as well.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful capture! I like the brick wall even though it appears to be falling apart.

Halcyon said...

Fire escapes like that are a rarity on newer buildings. They seem so NYC to me. :)

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the shadows. It's a wonderful old building, and you don't see fire escapes as much anymore.

Small City Scenes said...

Shabby and maybe chic----I like the shadows from the fire escape.
I like your Question Mark Butterfly too. How do you get them to stand still for a picture or two? MB

Terri said...

This seems to be the way of it for older brick buildings..not much done with keeping the back side looking nice..I would want all four sides taken care of myself. The shadows are neat- nice capture.

LV said...

We HAVE TO HOPE THE INSIDE IS NICER AND THAT EVERYONE IS FAMILIAR WITH WHERE THE FIRE ESCAPE IS.

4RRanch said...

Sometimes fences aren't in wide open spaces. Love the shadow effect.

Lisa Gordon said...

Would not want to have to use this one! :-)
I love the shadow in the first one.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Thinking beyond the obvious, perhaps it is the equivalent to a back door.

Photo Cache said...

oh i love the first image. it's what i look for when i go out for photowalks to be able to photograph something like this pretty. thanks.

RedPat said...

Old buildings require so much upkeep! Said as we are in the middle of getting ours ready for the winter ahead. ;-)

Debbie said...

it's such a cool building, i would love to see the inside, i imagine it to be wonderful!!

pretty images, i like the shadow...and the brick!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Great pix and awesome shadows too!...:)JP

barbara l. hale said...

Love that first photo with the ladder and the shadows.

Carver said...

It definitely has character.

Rose said...

I would love to know what peeled the paint down by that AC unit in the long view. Had not thought about the fire escape till others commented.

Ginny said...

What an awesome shadow of the fire escape! It is hard to even tell if it is real or not.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I was in an apartment block in Windsor, and the fire escape was like your photo, I often wonder if they are too rusty and not maintained.

Lois said...

I would have to be really scared to use that fire escape. The building does need some work, but it makes a great picture!

Pamela Gordon said...

I always wondered if I could actually escape on one of those fire escapes. They make it look so easy on TV. lol

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a beautiful photo.

The lines, shadows, and old brick masonry all work together.
~

Alica said...

I remember when I was a kid, I was really fascinated with fire escapes. The wrought iron railings are kind of pretty!

Felicia said...

hey these are neat. I like'em

Jack said...

You are right. This is not just cosmetic damage. It is going to lead to structural damage if they don't get it fixed.

Ida said...

Great shot, It's got a lot of great visual texture and color and light/shadows.

Grandma C said...

The shadows and textures are so beautiful. I keep asking myself why are older buildings so much better than the new ones?

annieelf2012 said...

Wonderful old building. The first image has some poignant undertones for this particular day.

llandudnopictures said...

Definitely in need of sprucing up a little!

Jeevan said...

Superb capture! Great light and shadows of fire escape... first time come to know about this route

see you there! said...

Great shadows. Nice geometric feel with the bricks, shadows, etc.

Darla

Anvilcloud said...

The first image is really good with the textures, shadows and closer view.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Ah, sunshine! Such a dark and cold day today!

orchid Miyako said...

Sure has the lovely sunshine with clear shadows♪♪♪ I always have hard time to take pictures with strong sunshine(^^;)

Wishing you are having a wonderful weekend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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