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Aladdin's Cave (4) by Themis

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Near where I 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…. Next which I found this mirror! 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)

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  • Rachel Williams
    Rachel Williamsalmost 5 years ago

    Great find and composition. I like the contrast of foreground and background. Well done. Rachel.

  • Thank you – one of the fastest comments I ever got :-) I did a double-take when I saw this mirror, the etched fish made it something to see :-) If we had where to put it, I would’ve seriously considered buying it :-) Thanks again for your visit and feedback, much appreciated (BTW, I’ve been trying to send this reply for a while now, you may get multiple copies – apologies if you do)

    – Themis

  • coffeebean
    coffeebeanalmost 5 years ago

    What a great find, it’s awesome and you photographed it really nicely.

  • Thank you, visit and compliment much appreciated – I’m glad you like it

    – Themis

  • karenkirkham
    karenkirkhamalmost 5 years ago

    Fascinating I love places like your Brunswick house excellent capture love the light and contrast

  • Thank you :-) – visit and feedback always appreciated, I’m really glad you like it

    – Themis

  • mlynnd
    mlynndalmost 5 years ago

    What a wonderful find …. Lynn

  • Thank you – that place is crazy :-) thanks for visiting

    – Themis

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonalmost 5 years ago

    Enjoyed your narrative, too. Aladdin must have been close by ….

  • :-) Thank you, you should see that place next time you come to London! Thanks for stopping by, your visit and feedback are always appreciated

    – Themis

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    This looks so cool, wonderful find. Great capture and writing : )

  • Thank you, I’m very glad you like it :-) Glad also that you had a good holiday, looking forward to see the crop :-)

    – Themis

  • ellc
    ellcalmost 5 years ago

    Joanne and Ellc_

  • Thank you for accepting it :-)

    – Themis

  • ellc
    ellcalmost 5 years ago

    You’re welcome. =) It must be beautiful inside that old house.

  • A photographer’s paradise :-) but a nightmare for allergy-sufferers!

    – Themis

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 4 years ago

    Congratulations, you placed in the TOP TEN of our Welcome Challenge in April 2010.

    Your hosts Joanne and Ellc_

  • Many thanks for the good news – thanks to those who voted for my picture, too :-)

    – Themis

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    The fish were etched in the mirror? And were they gold, or was that your lighting? Art Deco, maybe?

  • I think it’s art deco – you’re right, the fish is etched on the mirror. The lighting is coming from a ceiling light, I positioned myself in such a way a to have it reflect on the rough surface rather than the shiny one. The colour is gold because I didn’t correct the white balance :-)

    – Themis

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