Postcard from Bologna, Italy: Knockers and Locks

The ancient, massive, carriage-size doors – so heavy that smaller pedestrian entrances often are cut into them – of Bologna’s numerous palaces require substantial knockers. As architectural details throughout the city reflect, residents value form as much as function.

Here are a few of the imaginative knockers and locks, some threatening in order to dissuade evil spirits from crossing thresholds, encountered during our wanderings.

 

 

One thought on “Postcard from Bologna, Italy: Knockers and Locks

  1. Wonderful examples, really imaginative!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s