Who would have thought that something that needs to be functional would have so many variations in appearance?
Secondhand door knobs for sale at the Portland Rebuilding Center in Oregon, USA. The decorative door knob goes well on this black door with a ‘buzon’ for the mail, done up in the gilded swirls and swashes typical of Fileteado Porteño, a popular style of decorative art in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Brass door knob on a door in Silkeborg Museum in Denmark. A door knob in the shape of a rusty lion in Antwerp, Belgium. Spain has such a variety of metal door knobs and handles that it rates its own post. Copper-plated door knob on the glass-mullioned door to the living room in my old house. (I miss my old house.)
Decorative brass hinge with lock and door pull on door in the Old Village in Aarhus, Denmark. Brass door pull on a large wooden warship, the Frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft, Denmark. Brass lion door pull on the red door of a Chinese Temple in Singapore. Another lion door pull on a red door, this one in bronze, in the Jetty village in Penang, Malaysia. A brass lion gently holds a door pull in his mouth on this red door in Udaipur Palace in India. Door in the mosque in Fatehpur Sikri, a town outside of Agra in India.
A weathered wood door in Bucerias, Mexico with a rusting pineapple knocker and door handles that are simple and functional. The bronze door handle is barely visible amongst the weathered paint on an old metal door in Cholula, Mexico. These brass door handles in the form of two quirky guys left me uncertain exactly where to put my hands (Puebla, Mexico).Victor Horta Arte Nouveau door handle in Brussels, Belgium. Blue door with brass door handle in the shape of a swan, also in Belgium. Bronze door handle/latch and its shadow in a Copenhagen church gallery, Denmark. Door handles on a pub in the form of two keys (Victoria, Canada)Door pull in the form of a wrought bronze grape leaf at the Mission Hill Winery in West Kelowna, Canada. Door handles in the form of the golden wings of an eagle (Mexico City). Fish-shaped door handle in Spain. Door handles in the form of two silver daggers (Melaka, Malaysia)More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Door, Drawers and Cabinets Knobs and Handles.
Oh what a terrific gallery of knobs and handles for this week. I so adore your first photo, I wasn’t expecting it. 😀
I went crazy taking photos at the Portland Rebuilding Center – the place was magical in an odd way!