Peter Kun Frary | Photographer
Nice Knockers • Brugges, Belgium
Throughout Italy, France and Belgium I saw more huge and ornate knockers and knobs than I have ever seen in my life. It seems these marginally functional pieces of hardware were but another excuse to make art and decorate your home. My door has a cheap plastic button that goes "ding-dong." Well, maybe closer to "clank-clank."
This knocker image comes from a music conservatory a couple doors down from my hotel, Hotel Navarra on Jakobsstraat. The door is massive: large enough to drive a small car through. So the knocker is a whopper. The door appears symmetrical, but the panels are slightly skewed, as if fit by eye and not carefully measured. Most northern European knockers I saw were wood and brass. In Italy and France they tend to use brass for the entire piece.
Canon EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM
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