© 2011 Emily Rose

Hidden Mysteries

We were able to explore the rooms, closets and stairways of an old home last week. There were pleasant surprises around each corner, especially behind this door.

At the top of this staircase was found the third floor—one large room, lined with torn wallpaper, and brightly lit by the sun shining through each of the grandly-shaped windows.

So Jesus again said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.’

—John 10:7-10


  1. Posted June 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm | #

    As an aside, you may find it interesting to know that there were three different wallpapers. The prints were of fox hunters on the move, Indians riding horses, and rabbits staring back at you. It can also be noted that there were two staircases leading to the third floor, each hidden behind doors. [See more pictures here.]

  2. Posted June 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm | #

    Old stuff can be a lot of fun to photograph. The deadbolt doesn’t look quite as old though… :)

  3. Posted June 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm | #

    Lovely, Emily Rose! The house sounds like it was much fun to explore! That is really interesting about the wall papers. And the doors leading to the two staircases. I love old houses.

  4. Posted June 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm | #

    OOOooo… I want this door in my house!! SO neat!

  5. Posted June 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm | #

    Love this shot! So captivating.

  6. Posted June 21, 2011 at 10:37 am | #

    Oh, this is such an intriguing photo! The doorknob and the wood is lovely, just because I love things like that, but the barely visible staircase behind makes it one of those images that draws you in…it reminds me of “The Chronicles of Narnia” or Elizabeth Goudge’s “Pilgrim’s Inn” (particularly since the wallpaper had rabbits =). Beautiful job!

  7. Posted June 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm | #

    Absolutely beautiful, Emily Rose! I really love the old door and knob.

    (I think you used the perfect aperture for this shot, btw! :)

  8. Posted June 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm | #

    Oh, so beautiful! My great Grandparents had a staircase that was behind a door as well, and I always wanted to open that door and find out what was up there!

  9. Posted June 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm | #

    Excellent shot! Great composition! Your eye goes right to the door knob and then over the stairs.

  10. Posted June 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm | #

    That is so pretty!

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