Posted by: Debra Kolkka | September 1, 2010

Beautiful knockers

Wandering around the world I see the most gorgeous door knockers.  Here are some I caught on camera.

a fierce face at Lake Como

somewhere in Paris

an elaborate example in Florence

Florence

 This poor little chap looks very worried.  You would need to be careful not to knock to hard.

in lovely Lucca

 This one, on the other hand, I think is offering a challenge to give his knocker a good, hard whack.

another cranky face at Varenna

Varenna

I love the colour of this door in Rome

my favourite - a little frog

I will carry on with my door knocker search on my next trip.  I leave Brisbane on Sunday for lovely Bagni di Lucca, with stops in Hong Kong, Helsinki and Rome on the way.


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  1. Oh we have the same taste! I like your knockers!! Different to mine. I wonder if I’ll find some in Greece?

    • I thought my husband was the only one with this weird obsession, we have hundreds!
      We are making our first trip to Bagni di Lucca on 20th September and can’t wait!

      • I hope we meet in the Bar Italia at some stage in your trip to Bagni di Lucca.
        Debra

  2. Love the series – there are some gorgeous ones! I was just working on one on doors 🙂

  3. The frog is my favourite too!

  4. You make the small everyday items look exciting, Deb. The worried one made me laugh!

    What about doorbells and letterboxes? I saw some really quirky letterboxes in USA.

  5. Just beautiful… cant wait for the next round of photo’s …. and keep the ‘knockers’ coming…

  6. I notice these litle details too 😛 They’re really gorgeous! The serpent one is amazing and so unusual! 😮

  7. Computer is working OK now – the knockers are beautiful. Have a good trip Debra

    Pam

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