Big Old Italian Knockers

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?

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

One thought on “Big Old Italian Knockers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s