I’ve got more than a *few* photos from traveling over the past 2.5 weeks through Italy with my lovely fiancee – the turquoise sea, misty mountains, Roman ruins, splendid gardens, an abundance of flowers…and knockers. Big. Old. Italian. Knockers. Oh wait, you actually thought that I was going to post photos of…Really? Though I’m sure there’s another blog dedicated to THAT, what I’ve posted here are photos of the actual DOOR knockers. Italy is full of them, and I found them fascinating both for their age, design, and wear. I just imagined how many guests have used these while juggling bottles of wine, bread, and olives with children in tow, heading up to their cousin’s place for dinner. It also made me wonder (as most of these doors are entrances to multi-unit buildings) WHO would answer them when the knockers would be used? The tenant in apartment 1A must have had his rent subsidized by doubling as the building’s doorman (and probably superintendent).
So take a look at these – Something you don’t find so often in Canada anymore – Which one is your favorite?