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Coming out of this specialty store at the Willowbrook Mall, you can see the store was in the décor of Victorian. It looks like I am walking out of someone’s house. The beautiful wallpaper, the lamp sconces on the wall, the table and the lamp on it and the lovely ornate mirror. As I moved to the door I saw the door reflected in the mirror.

If you are like me, as a child you imagined that the world in the mirror was not a reflection of this world but rather another world through the glass. I guess much like Alice in Wonderland. It is intriguing to think what would happen if you really walked through the door in the mirror – where would you end up?

“The mirror never sees itself. The reflection never is itself.”
by J. Gregory Keyes

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”
by George Bernard Shaw

“Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.”
by Samuel Butler

“The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.”
by Mason Cooley

“There is no mystery in a looking glass until someone looks into it. Then, though it remains the same glass, it presents a different view of the world.”
by Harold C. Goddard

Dedicated to all those who see an open door in the mirror and want to go through it to adventure.

My name is Jane. I am an artist, writer, photographer, and an admirer of the arts. Here on RB I share my photography, writing, collages and art, and host many groups. I hope you enjoy my work.

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  • lensbaby
    lensbaby6 months ago

    Wonderful capture! Such rich colors!

  • thanks lensbaby. this store was like an antique store – very lovely.

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan6 months ago

    Well done!

  • thanks Monnie. needless to say when we saw this store we HAD to go in.

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby6 months ago

    The reds and warm lighting really make this feel “old” and so charming, Jane…Fave!!!

  • thanks so much Susan for the fave. I did love this shop – beautiful things just a bit expensive to be honest… that’s New Jersey for you…

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaver6 months ago

    An elegant room with a clever reflection in the door. Great shot Jane!

  • thank you Seth – as I walked out of the store I saw this reflection and had to capture it!

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortier6 months ago

    Wonderful capture Jane…decadent in all its color!

  • thanks Sandra – gorgeous I agree.

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • jhawa
    jhawa6 months ago

    Superb Colors and lighting!

  • thank you so much jhawa for looking and commenting.

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • SummerJade
    SummerJade6 months ago

    Fascinating! I see the door in the mirror…and beyond!! In fact it does seem to go on to another place, and offer an interesting view, if not a real journey. Great capture! ♥

  • thanks Jade – wondering if Alice ever went through this looking glass…. smiles

    – Jane Neill-Hancock

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder6 months ago


    See features here

  • CreativeEm
    CreativeEm5 months ago

    Amazing capture – really funky! :)

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