Sunday, July 19, 2009

Composition in Red and Yellow

Fire escapes are soooo New York. I took at least a hundred photos of them, all kinds, everywhere. This one is atypical in that it is painted a nice shade of yellow/orange, which makes it contrast nicely with the red painted bricks. This building is just off Union Square.

5 comments:

Mim said...

when I grew up in NYC the fire escapes were our "patio" in the summer. Loved sitting out on them, it was so great!

Alexa said...

Love sitting out on my terrace . . . excuse me, fire escape (which is not nearly as pretty as this one).
Great shot, bibi!

soulbrush said...

this is wonderful, yup you see all sorts of activity happening on these in movies.

Frank said...

I lived at 7 East 17th before Union Square was trendy in any way and never did even the outside of our building then look so nice. I was afraid our fire escape wouldn't even help if we had a fire...although we did grill on it a few times. This is a great photo. What progress over the years.

marley said...

Very colourful! I only saw black and grey ones when we were there.