The Fire Escape

A side tunnel off the Inner Northern Busway. We slipped in here upon seeing the door ajar.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 4th May 2008, This photo: 11:27am

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  • maasha said:
    I see no fire escaping ... ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Obviously, if there was a fire, this is where it would escape to.
  • -Bennie- said:
    nice one dave.. i love the contrasting black/white thing happening there.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Bennie :) We ducked into this passageway, mostly because it was there, but partly because nobody said we couldn't, and I spotted this long black and white tunnel - couldn't help myself. :)
  • Xenedis said:
    Nice tonality. Definitely B&W was the best way to go. The lights in the tunnel create some interesting gradients along the opposite wall.
  • cptkirkco said:
    Well done.
  • Jack High said:
    Very Hitchcock. Great composition leads the eye.
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Much more photographic than the bus tunnel that's for sure :)
    Obviously I was on a bit of a sinister kick today.
  • Jon McManus said:
    Heh! I saw all of the crowds on the news last night. Decided not to go, considering that's the job I've been working at recently and I've really seen too much of it... And walked the length of it waaay too many times. (And speaking of doors, those are the ones I was working on last week. Driving me crazy.)
    Also, I forgot to say! Great shot. The comment about it being Hitchcockian is very apt.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, it's a busway - not that exciting really. I'd not seen it before and the false advertising about WWII Command Bunkers and interesting Culverts drew me in.
    Still, for this shot and the "Cowled" shot of Aleks, and the company, I'm glad I toodled along.
  • Jon McManus said:
    Heh, I wondered what all the hype was about... didn't seem all that exciting to me. I was of the opinion that the command bunker had actually been built over. Was there anything left on display other than that wall of text/photos at the Ann St. entry?
  • David de Groot said:
    Not a bean. 'twas a complete let down from that point of view. The brochure implied it was still there for the viewing, but in reality, you're correct, it's been built over and there's nothing to see.
  • Mr Magoo ICU said:
    Nice shot and nicely spotted.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)