Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Door Knocker Envy

Living in North America I rarely see a door knocker.
Let me re phrase.
I rarely see an interesting door knocker.
Everyone has an electric door bell so all you see by a front door is a little button. And really, I think I would jump out of my skin if someone pounded on a door knocker at my front door.
But in Paris you see door knockers everywhere and they are usually attached to thick wooden doors. Those doors do not have windows. Occasionally they have a sliding mechanism or mini window that a person on the inside of to the door could open to see who was knocking.
This door had three of my favorite things.
One. Amazing green paint.
Two. Door knocker.
Three. Spider web cover on tiny window.

It was all I could do not to knock on this door. I was dying to see who would peer out from behind the spider web!

2 comments :

heather noye said...

To quote one of my favorite movies, "What Great Knockers!!!"

nancy said...

don't forget the windows , they where just as cool!!