3.24.2007

Tucked Away

Winding Up
March 2007

What I'm Listening To: Winter by Joshua Radin. He is an amazing songwriter and musician. Check him out on iTunes.

While Sadie stayed back to bake some homemade treats with a friend, my boys joined me for an outing in the neighborhood. I actually wandered by some places I had not been before and again pleasantly surprised! Nestled in between the several hundred year old dormatories of The Harrow School, I found this wrought iron fire escape. I am keen on the patterned brickwork alongside the building in the left of the picture as well.

Should I mention that I had to (sorta) trespass through a fence to snap this? It was a lesson in determination for the boys (at least that is the story I am sticking with for now). :) It was all I could do to keep them from climbing over as well while I managed to get a few shots...I might be sharing a few more of these pics of these later.

I was quite happy with the ones I got...this was my favorite.

15 comments:

cjc said...

Fantastic shot!!! I'm thinking I have the perfect place for this one!!! And it will go wonderfully in my den when I get a new house!

cjc

Sarch said...

Wonderfull!

I LOVE the way the brick color looks in this. The lines of the staircase going up to the bright sun - this is just too cool!

Give us more of this one Anna!

bluemountainmama said...

i agree with cjc- fantastic!

and i have trespassed once or twice for a shot, too. although, in these parts, you've gotta be careful. you might get a gun in your face- they're pretty serious about trespassers in appalachia!

CG said...

When I saw this I thought "stairway to heaven" because of the brightness at the top :)

kenju said...

Circular staircases have always held a fascination for me, but I wonder, if it was used to escape a fire, how quickly could the students get down? LOL

Alice said...

Anna, I have always been fascinated by spiral stairs. It's hard to imagine that this is a fire escape. I too wonder if has ever been used for that purpose. Love, Mom

Anna said...

cjc...you can open my gallery craig!
cg...that is exactly what I thought when I saw it too!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Cool shot, you can still get away with tresspassing there but here you definitely have to be careful LOL. I also like your shot from yesterday. Thanks for visiting Julie's blog too she has some great stuff and is a very proficient equine photographer. I hope you will check in there again, she doesnt always get to post every day, but she has a very different take on things and likes the close ups and different compositions.

Hope you are having a great weekend, when will your better half be back home?

Lori

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Oh yes I meant to say I am sure I shot this School's individual portraits when I was in London. Will have to look at the map book and see if I am right.

Lori

A Woman Changed said...

Man oh Man oh Man....you have the most gorgeous photography. Methinks you need to update your profile and change the term "amateur," eh? I love stopping by here every day!

srp said...

I can just picture you climbing over a fence or gate and all the while telling your boys it is persistence. Now to have a picture of you doing that.

This is a grand fire escape, so much nicer than the pull downs in New York.

Jacob Boll said...

probably one of my favorite pictures you have taken

Mike said...

Great shot Anna. You won't believe this but I shot a spiral staircase today also. I don't know when mine will show up on the blog. Got several I want to put in front of it.

photowannabe said...

Fancy fire-escape. Terrific shot with all the lines and textures.
I won't tell that you trespassed. It will be our secret.

utenzi said...

The picture of the spiral staircase is great, Anna. Wonderful work.