Fire Escapes of San Antonio


They’re beautiful. They’re strangely attached to the exterior of a building. I’ve been photographing them from personal interest in their aesthetic.

My friend, Luis Moro, is an artist. He does a lot of traveling between the places where his work is exhibited, and I call him the “Lord of the Flies” for his fascination with insect bodies. Lately he’s split most his time between Mexico City and San Antonio, TX, and on a walk together through the Alamo City (SATX), he commented to me on the fire escapes–he said fire escapes are more common (in the U.S.A) because “we’re more afraid of burning to death than someone breaking in to rob our place.”

Interesting, how fire escapes tell of our sense of security in society/culture…

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