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Fire escape?

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 27 July 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

These old wooden buildings are definitely a fire hazard!

SONY DSLR-A100 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 100 112 mm (35mm equiv.)

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l'Angevine from Angers Maine-et-Loire, France

une terrasse pour chaque palier ou pour chacune des maisons
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

27 Jul 2011 8:04am

@l'Angevine: Merci pour vos commentaires, et de revenir à visiter à nouveau bientôt.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Yeah.I love wooden houses though.but pragmatism has to take over:)!

27 Jul 2011 8:56am

@tyan: I love old wooden houses too, but I think I might enjoy having a little more separation from my neighbor. ;D

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition of this documentary capture ! You are right :fire is a big problem because even stairs are wooden !!

27 Jul 2011 9:26am

@Mhelene: Thank you, Mhelene ... hopefully everyone will be extremely careful.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This looks like Key West.
Yes these older wooden houses build so close to one another are a problem. Detroit has similar areas, smaller wooden structures built close to auto manufacturing plants to accommodate people coming up from the south to work in the plants.

27 Jul 2011 12:23pm

@Ralph Jones: I see what you mean about a Key West look. Didn't realize similar structures were built in Detroit, but I can understand why. It's strange (and very sad) that history changed so quickly within our lifetimes re: Detroit.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I would agree with you Judy that these are definitely a fire hazard! The cables running up the side of the building pose an interesting and probably dangerous situation! ;-)

27 Jul 2011 12:24pm

@Eric Cousineau: One short circuit and danger could ensue ... I guess I've lived with a firefighter for so many years, that's where my thinking is.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Yes looks like they would be! I love the style of the structure though! The palm trees are wonderful too! Is this right on the beach? I can almost see and hear Jimmy Buffet singing there!

27 Jul 2011 12:58pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks Pam. This is not "right on the beach" but in the middle of St. Augustine, where reasonable housing is definitely at a premium.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

May be a fire hazard, but I'd guess they are in real demand as far as being living places. Nicely photographed.

27 Jul 2011 2:04pm

@Viewfinder: I'd agree, Glenn ... finding housing in downtown St. Augustine must really be a challenge.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Could be a fire hazard but the other application could be for quick escapes for night time visitors...if you know what I mean!

27 Jul 2011 6:32pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Ha, ha ... well to be truthful, my thoughts hadn't gone in that direction! ;D

franz from Baden, Austria

i side with denny here! ;-))
(in the alps, there is a tradition called "fensterln" (from fenster = window), in which the young man uses a ladder to climb up to his sweetheart's bedroom window ... i guess a stairway like this one would be very welcome in these circumsances!! ;-))

27 Jul 2011 8:42pm

@franz: What can I say, but that men sometimes look at things a bit differently than women? ... Ha, ha!

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Beautiful shot!nice.well done

27 Jul 2011 9:22pm

@vaFA: Thank you very much!

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

"A road to a friend's house is never long" literally.... Cool capture!

28 Jul 2011 2:12am

@Georgie: Thanks, Georgie ... you comment is most appropriate!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Plenty of such structures in Japan...and I must admit they have their own charm! Though...I wouldn't want to live in one of them! And...as I've lived for several years in a house with stairs resembling the ones in this image....I can tell you it's no fun! You have to pay attention all the time, otherwise your foot may easily go through the space between two steps....
As a photo it is a well balanced shot!

29 Jul 2011 2:41pm

@Japanalia: I'm glad you could identify with this image. As the wife of a (retired) firefighter, all I could think of was the potential hazard of living in such a place.

SONY DSLR-A100
1/320 second
F/6.3
ISO 100
112 mm (35mm equiv.)

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