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Fire escape

By saltireblue    
Hello you lot. Hope you are all enjoying either watching or avoiding the oily-impics happening in London.
What a great fortnight for Bradders. First Le Tour, then OL Gold. Brilliant.

Perhaps not so brilliant, but just as pleasing to me is this outside fire escape I came across. Encased in glass so that you don't get wet when escaping from a fire when it is raining.Wink How thoughtful is that?
Any way, the glass gives a rather cool shadow girder effect. Well, I think it's cool, and as I am cool, then it is so. Cool?

Many thanks for the recent comments, I'll catch up as best I can shortly.
Never stop bothering.


Tags: Fire Architecture Cool Means of avacuation glass Lines going all over the place

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:18PM
Nice spot and abstract qualities.

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
1 Aug 2012 7:31PM
What a lovely fire escape. Nice to know some architects care.
Super clear shot.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:34PM
wonderful lines and curves malc brilliant sky and love the reflections too a cracker nice one Wink
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:48PM
I think it's great, Malc. I like all the shapes, the way you've filled the frame with the structure, and of course the interesting glass effect.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 Aug 2012 8:24PM
Some excellent geometry there, Malc, great shapes and lines, but maybe not to stand and admire whilst the building goes up in flames.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
1 Aug 2012 8:55PM
so thoughtful these architex....surprised it got past the eagle eyed planners though! WinkGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:57PM
You've even got a Saltire there!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 9:08PM
Definitely cool, Malc. Except in the event of fire, of course, when I imagine it would be a touch too warm within.
That's a cool angle you've used, too, even if I'd be likely to lose my way and end up going in the wrong direction.

Bradders for P.M., too. Much more realistic than Dave, Nick and Boris . . . Wink

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Aug 2012 9:25PM
Interesting shadows and reflections add to this geometric image, so well seen!
1 Aug 2012 9:30PM
My kind of image, love it for lots of reason but most of all because it's cool Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 10:30PM
Love the reflections in the glass Malc, a great shot with so many lines to follow
and all backed up with that great looking sky
well spotted
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 11:28PM
These Olympics are no good for my health Malc.
I was pure exhausted watching that gymnastics this afternoon.
Dunno how I will keep up when the track athletics start on Friday !!
Good graphic shot.
Ayoob 7 Australia
2 Aug 2012 2:34AM
Superb shot and nicelly presented..........Grin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 7:34AM
Make an impressive abstract Malc.

I did wonder where the shadows were coming from. must be one of the only glass encased fire escapes? Surely the smoke and heat would be funnelled up the glass box.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Aug 2012 10:21AM
A fine bit of architecture, Malc, and makes a super pattern pic Smile Very nicely captured Wink
Trev Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 2:20PM
If this has been processed in monochrome, I would have thought it was the work on the great 'Alexander Rodchenko', simply stunning from any angle, curve, or perspective.

Regards Nathan
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 2:36PM
I love all the shapes and that red brick (I think) column on the left - it all makes for a very interesting - and cool - image. Hurrah for Wiggo from me too! Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 4:15PM
Cool indeed
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
2 Aug 2012 4:31PM

Quote:If this has been processed in monochrome, I would have thought it was the work on the great 'Alexander Rodchenko', simply stunning from any angle, curve, or perspective.

Regards Nathan

Hmmm...might just have a look-see at that...good idea.

2 Aug 2012 6:12PM
Hey! clever shot here Malc, very nicely composed indeed, and making use of some great subject matter.

John Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
2 Aug 2012 6:16PM
Good strong lines,curves and shapes.
3 Aug 2012 12:32AM
Very nice image well taken.
Allen, Smile
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
3 Aug 2012 8:11AM
Could be dual purpose and serve as a BBQ grill.

Certainly a well seen and taken shot.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 11:34AM
What's all this about cool - if you are escaping a fire I would expect it to be hot - and glass houses are particularly hot when the sun shines - gorgeous shapes mind you Smile
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
6 Aug 2012 8:43PM
Stopped looking as soon as i read "you cool"knew you were taking the ------.Cool dude Malc,TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
6 Aug 2012 9:02PM
'Super Color, Clarity, & Compo!' ~ LEx Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Aug 2012 9:21PM
Another excellent study in geometry Malc

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