Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Escaping the Doldrums

 
So, what does one do while standing in a rather long queue while waiting for one's teenage daughter to get a chance to meet one of her favorite artists in a small shop in the East Village? Simple - one takes pictures of one's surroundings. In this case, most of the surroundings were of the fire escape variety but luckily I like fire escapes! 

If I were younger or had it all to do over again, I'd love to live in a place that had a fire escape as fire escapes are sometimes the things that dreams are made of - if you don't believe me you haven't watched West Side Story or Pretty Woman, have you?

16 comments:

  1. Having lived in a home that caught fire while sleeping on the second floor, I can now more fully appreciate fire escapes. I had to close my eyes, hold my breath and feel my way down the stairs to the front door. Very scary stuff!

    You've reminded me that I have not watched Pretty Woman in quite some time! I could use a happily ever after story!

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  2. Buildings with fire escapes look so interesting. You didn't waste any time Linda, good for you. :)

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  3. Hi,
    I just came here from Patti V's blog. I LOVE fire escapes and like your take on them! And congratulations on getting your photo juried into a show!

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  4. Haha, nice photos of the fire escapes, detailed stuff! You must have been waiting for quite some time as these pictures are quite a lot. Haha! You seem very intent on capturing these photos too haha!

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  5. I have to admit, I like 'em too. I felt cool when I lived in my last apartment because I had one. The only trouble is, it was on the inside of the courtyard and so I couldn't use it for plants and stuff like you see in the movies. Great pictures, as usual.

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  6. The place looks like it has great atmosphere.

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  7. Another good set of photos!

    Big hugs...

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  8. you mean you didn't stop and get a psychic reading (see one of the pics)? Great study on the fire escapes.

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  9. That's the only time I've ever seen fire escapes like that, in movies! lol I've never seen them on buildings around here, not even on apartment buildings. I know that my mom's apartment building doesn't have one and it has 21 floors!! Love all the pictures you took of them but then I love any picture you take:-) xoxo

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  10. I never lived in a place with a fire escape either.

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  11. oh VERY cool photos...

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  12. Love it Linda! You got some really cool shots!

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  13. Always imagine being in some artist's/musicians enclave and sitting on the fire escape on a hot summer night hoping for a breeze while the jazz wafted up from the steet below ...

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  14. I love what Jamie had to say! You're not just a photographer, you set moods. I've said that before about your work. One person can paint a still life and it's a nice picture. Others can paint a still life and you can smell the wine and taste the cheese. I feel that's the difference in good and great art.
    Way to go!
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  15. wooops - I missed four of your posts Duchess Linda.
    Another crazy week.

    I like the fire escapes! Especially the first photo, with the three different buildings in three different colors and bricks.

    Glad EG came to see you!

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  16. Love those old buildings and the fire escapes. They have such character.

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