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Aladdin's Cave (3) by Themis

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(AS IS, Finepix F31fd, M is for the two mirrors on the wall opposite (you can almost see me in them :-)))
Near where I (sometimes) work there is this (very) old house, lost among the new concrete-and-steel buildings. I hope one day it will be restored to it’s former glory, but at the moment it’s used as exhibition and antiques shop – it’s like Aladdin’s cave, really. One room is dedicated to living room furniture, one to display collections (such as butterflies) and one to mirrors of all shapes and sizes, and so on. Going down to the basement, about half seems to be taken by the Bathroom Collection – tubs, sinks, cabinets…. As I said, Aladdin’s cave…
(The place is Brunswick House near Vauxhall Station in London – see the English Heritage entry, the company is Lassco, and most of the objects are reclaimed from (really) old houses being renovated)

Tags

mirror, clock, time, shop, aladdin, antiques, lassco

Comments

  • toriyule
    toriyulealmost 5 years ago

    cool image! looks like my kind of shop.

  • :-) The only two things that stop me from going out of there with my arms full are the fact that I don’t have anywhere to put them, and the price tags :-) (see the links to Lassco and the catalog prices). I’m glad you like the image, thanks for stopping by

    – Themis

  • ..thanks for making it a favourite!

    – Themis

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Oh wow, this looks stunning……love the color and lighting in this…..awesome !!

  • Thanks, Sean, your visit and compliments are much appreciated – I hope you’ve fully recovered now

    – Themis

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    It is a beautiful place, I love the look of the arches and ancient stonework. I also enjoy the wonderful history you provided. Mahalo for your visit and kind note, it is good to meet you. Aloha ’oe

  • Thank you, Sharon, for your visit and compliments, I’m very glad you like it. Your adding me to your watchlist is an honour – I try to learn from people like you

    – Themis

  • AroonKalandy
    AroonKalandyalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful lighting and composition,,,,,,,,Lovely golden tone,,,

    Amazed to hear that you dont enhance your images,,,,,,

  • :-) Many thanks for the compliments. I don’t have the time or the inclination to manipulate my images (I’m not convinced that manipulation would enhance them, either), so I only have about 3 that have been cropped, two of those that had perspective corrected (I’m not tall enough for some of my subjects :-)), and one where I removed a spot that was on the lens. I also like my compact cameras :-) My F31fd is still my favourite, the F70EXR giving me so far just the extra zoom (but I’m learning it still, you never know…)
    Thanks again

    – Themis

  • rosson1
    rosson1almost 5 years ago

    You keep them coming!!! Well done. good gleam across the basins and tub:))

  • :-) Thank you, glad you like it – thanks for making it a favourite

    – Themis

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartalmost 5 years ago

    Such a warm and beautiful warm feeling in this photo. So pretty!

  • I’m so glad you like it, thanks for the visit and compliment

    – Themis

  • slywayart
    slywayartalmost 5 years ago

    Incredible shooting here,bravo !

  • Many thanks for the visit and compliments, much appreciated, and feeling very flattered :-) Hand-held Finepix F31fd – must give credit where it’s due :-) (you can actually see me in the mirrors opposite :-)))

    – Themis

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonalmost 5 years ago

    Great warmth to this shot. Lovely result, Themis.

  • Thank you :-) As is, just low-light shooting with my F31 :-) Makes me almost forget the musty smell of that basement… Still, can’t wait to go again to visit, it’s really like Aladdin’s cave!

    – Themis

  • Rachel Williams
    Rachel Williamsalmost 5 years ago

    Great find and framing. The tones are excellent. Great catch.

  • Many thanks for the visit and compliments, much appreciated

    – Themis

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 5 years ago

    This is beautiful, I really want a bathroom like it!

  • You mean with a bath tub and 5 sinks (in sight)? :-) you should see the whole lot! This is only half the room, the wall at the left actually has an opening to my immediate left, and another at the far end (where you see half a sink – so basically you only see half the room in this picture. It was once a nice cellar, the whole house is worth a visit regardless of the contents! Talking of visit, thanks for yours and for the compliments, much appreciated :-)

    – Themis

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