old mansion glass mirror

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UploadedAugust 2, 2018
TakenMarch 28, 2009
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Exposure1/200 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm
ISO1600
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Part of collection.... "A little spooky." (Will be adding more up until Halloween.)

Little history on mirrors;

First known mirrors were discovered in turkey 6000 yrs ago and were made from polished stone or volcanic glass.

Egyptians made mirrors from polished copper and other rare metals and were discovered to be from 2000 years BC when dated.

By the first century AD the Phoenicians were producing glass fronted mirrors bAcked with polished alloys.

The romans liked to use blown glass with lead backed.

France then started making mirrors as luxury items and backed them usually with silver.

Many superstitions are related to mirrors in history. Romans believed that a broken mirror destroyed the soul and it took 7 years for it to regenerate itself. In Europe many believed, and some still do, that if a dying person gazed into a mirror the mirror would trap there soul so they would cover the mirrors up with cloth any time a very ill person was in the home. Just as a reference for mystery buffs, if you research the Villisca axe murder house in Iowa, you will see the person that murdered the residences of that home in June 10th, 1912 covered the mirrors with cloth. The person responsible has never been found.

The quest to see our reflections started a very long time ago.

4 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Aug 2018):

    Beautiful shot and a very interesting narrative also...Great entry for the contest!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (2 Aug 2018):

    Beautiful tones and detail with an excellent narrative.. I still have a 'thing' about broken mirrors :) This is a terrific entry for the contest, it is so well done!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (2 Aug 2018):

    very cool!

  • Stefania Mela

    Stefania Mela said (3 Aug 2018):

    Love mirrors.

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