Sunday, July 19, 2009

Door at the Seven Sisters Inn


Many of you will recall our series on the Seven Sisters Inn located near downtown Ocala. You will also recall that it was a bed-and-breakfast consisting of several houses, and that it was HAUNTED, most people believe, by the spirits of the seven sisters who lived there originally!

Well, there were financial problems and the inn has been closed down and the property is being liquidated. Very sad.

But, I think it is still haunted. In fact, I took this photo because of the ghostly figure watching me from inside. Can you see it in the right hand panel...it's moving -- bobbing and weaving! If I wasn't so brave I would have been afraid!

35 comments:

melanie said...

J'aime beaucoup les couleurs de cette photo ! C'est dommage que "the inn" soit fermée ! C'est un effet de la crise économique ?

Jacob said...

@ Melanie - With regard to your question: Not directly. The people that owned the inn wanted to sell it. A couple from California agreed to buy it. However, the California people lost their home in California in a forest fire, and suddenly did not have the funds to go through with the purchase as they need the money to rebuild their home that burned.

Meanwhile, the economy crashed. The people who owned the inn could not continue to make the payments and finally the bank foreclosed and put everything up for sale.

It's sad for this was a popular spot for people to come from around the world.

If you missed our previous posts, I'm sure you could find them by googling the Seven Sisters Inn.

Don and Krise said...

It really is sad when things like this happen. Colorful photo Jacob! Love the shadows too.

Gunn White said...

Wow, what a story!!
But the photo is nice, and I like it.
It is something about the colors, the light,the compositions and lines...
Well seen and well done!:-)

Olivier said...

superbe lumière sur cette porte. On a l'impression d'être dans une autre époque
superb light on this door. They have impression to be in an another epoch

alice said...

Looking at all these shadows, we can think the vegetation is going to devour the house (and you too, take care!)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi Jacob !! This is really a great photo indeed !! You are an excellent photographer !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

magiceye said...

interesting...

Vogon Poet said...

I remember quite well the Seven Sisters Inn and I like that, now and then, you keep up posted about its future and... past!

Per Stromsjo said...

Naw, all I see is blue and yellow. Not bad for a Monday morning!

Blognote said...

The photos you posted are stunning, Jacob. Many of them seem like paintings. Bravo!!

Rambling Round said...

Great lighting and ghostly effects! Yes, I see it!

britney said...

nice post and thanks for sharing....

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B SQUARED said...

Jacob, you are brave. It would have killed a lesser man!

Jacob said...

@ B Squared - Yes, I know. Thank you so much. I felt I had to stay strong so I could continue to show such scenes on City Daily Photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! Thank you fearless photographer for keeping us up-to-date. ;-)

Halcyon said...

Things are closing down all over the place! How sad for such a beautiful inn to shut its doors. The door is lovely though.

Tricia said...

I don't see it. It's a shame they had to close, though

Jarart said...

I would love to go through that door and snoop around!

magicpolaroid said...

really great aprticular and point of view! like the colors!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

You made my day! Nice story! I'm glad you survived that haunted house, lol!

Lois said...

I am impressed by your bravery Jacob! I'm also sad that this place has closed. I hope the ghosts scare away anyone who has any ideas about tearing it down!

calinutz78 said...

great job with this blog. i see all your fotos in a day. amazing all. congratulations!!!!
regards from Romania.

James said...

That's shame. This looks like a nice place.

It's funny that you mentioned ghastly in my Ghostly Workshop post because I actully did have ghastly but I took it out just before I posted it. :-)

m_m said...

Excellent photo! I like the play of the light and shadow on very interesting door:)

Asta said...

Great story, Jacob!
This thing about haunted houses interesting. And like you said - if you can overcame your fear, you might get to see the ghosts-:)

Best regards
Asta

JM said...

Great colours and composition too!

Snapshutter said...

Nice colors and compostion.

Leif Hagen said...

Come on! You were shakin' in your boots! Scary, ghosty foto!

Mary Helen said...

How sad....I tried but couldn't see the ghost,
I hope it didn't see me!

Thanks for your visit and comment...

Bergson said...

superb door

the king of painters live here

Dan J. said...

You've taken some great shots while I was away. I love this one.... and the back story that goes with it. Great colors. Great shadows and light. I really like this one.

Frank said...

I love the photograph itself. Perfect color and compostion. It makes the door come right off the screen. But the story of the haunting and the face in the glass is unbelievable. That's a fantastic tale. You DID go up closer and peek in the door, didn't you?

Los Angeles Suburbia said...

It's a great story, and a beautiful photograph to go with. The light and shadows are wonderful, as are the details and reflections.

Rose said...

I thought I had been visiting your blog long enough to have seen this...I know I would have commented had I seen them. Can you imagine the work that went into painting this door with trim?

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson