Saturday, September 10, 2011

Italian Door Knockers

Elegant Arrivals!

Over the past couple of weeks I had the pleasure of doing a little vacationing in Italy. For an architect, Italy is a total sensory overload. Heck, for anyone with a heartbeat, Italy is a sensory overload. There's the food, vibrant countryside, history, music, fashion, you name it. 

For some reason this trip I found myself fixated on the incredible door pulls and knockers found on seemingly every door from the most humble to the most lavish. 

Some of them were very old, some I'm sure were replicas and fairly new. I didn't really care. I just shot a lot of photos of them in Venice, Florence, Sienna, Montepulciano, and Pienza. Enjoy!


The Door To The Murano Glass Showroom in Venice


There is something wonderful in transforming the most mundane everyday things in our lives into something magical!

Think about these next time you reach for boring smooth modern chrome door pull at the bank........

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