"Red Light District, Sydney"

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Comments (9)

Palmina Moore on January 22, 2008

Lovely simple shot Ian very effective.


Ian Stehbens on January 22, 2008

Thankyou Palmina.

It was a originally a lattice created by an artist that was leaning against a wall. The multiple sources of overhead lighting created the interesting pattern of shadow. A red filter seemed appropriate.


Ian Stehbens on January 28, 2008

A Red Light District lures and enslaves; A Lattice Door invites entry and entraps as it closes. Ambiguity in multiple layers.


gezginruh on April 11, 2010


Red Lights!

like a magical labyrinth ...

All the very best to you dearest Ian.

Ian Stehbens on April 13, 2010

Dear Fü.

The Magical Red Labyrinth

There is a secret way for red pomegranates.

The lattice allows, even invites us to see beyond the gate

Yet we may not freely enter, there is no cheap grace;

As red pomegranates flock to the light

So red pomegranates are enticed to enter,

but without the key the gate cannot be opened,

then only small red pomegranates can pass

through the opening - to a unknown world

of new possibilities and different realities,

when red is lost in red in returning to its source of light:

such is the transforming power of this magical labyrinth.


gezginruh on April 14, 2010

The Magical Red Labyrinth!

What if i have a key or

What if we have a key dear Ian ?

Ian Stehbens on April 15, 2010

There is no lock, dear !!

Look again, for when we see the unexpected, the door will swing wide and we may enter into the transforming power of the source of the Light. Some may never enter in for they are tantalised by the ambiguity of a gate through which one may see, and a gate that they assume keeps them out. But this gate allows you to see into the possibilities and to freely enter. This is grace and it offers hope that is real.


gezginruh on April 17, 2010

...and now, I slowly opened the door. Fü

Ian Stehbens on April 18, 2010

...and you were flooded with peace -

peace all over

and peace inwardly



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    by Ian Stehbens