No, not those knockers, this photo essay is about door knockers! I will have you know this blog is a paragon of cleanliness. We do not allow… aaah well, you know what I mean.
As I was saying, this is all about the humble door knocker, and it is more of an ongoing post as compared to a done and dusted type of thing. and now, on with the show.
and while I am about it, I would like to remind you of the following:
The nonchalant dude below is known as the “Lincoln Imp” and it is the symbol of the city of Lincoln. legend tells of it being a creature sent to Lincoln Cathedral by Satan, only to be turned into stone by an angel.
Of course it is one thing to have great knockers, it is even better when you have a great door to knock upon! (names removed)
Or a great bit of carving over your door.
and it does help if having obtained a great knocker you have a quirky pad to go with it.
My newest find was this monster of a door knocker in the City Hall of Liverpool. It is a seriously heavy knocker! (the door was quite a monster too)
This beauty was on the door of Bristol Cathedral
and this beauty was on a mausoleum, although I would be very concerned if a voice from the other side said “Come in”
and then from Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Ah well, that’s the knocker collection for now. I am however always on the look our for good knockers, so why not show me yours?
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