What’s a ‘descending life line’?

Seen on an otherwise empty wall in a hallway of my favorite downtown Daegu love motel:

What exactly is a 'descending lifeline'?

According to my phone the Korean translates to “stubbornness”. hmmmm.

If anyone knows, I’m very curious.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. jen
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 19:33:11

    It’s basically an emergency rappelling system that you can use to descend from upper floors in case of an emergency (like a fire when elevators are unsafe and stairways are blocked). I’ve not seen them outside of Asia, so no idea on a better English translation. 0_o Here’s a youtube link showing how they are used — possibly China?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ6vIeH9dUw

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