These were on doors in Dorsoduro. I had asked permission of the woman who lives there, to take the photos. She told me, justifiably proudly, that they were probably 300 (or more) years old. Aren’t they splendid?
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I don’t know whether to be disappointed or relieved that these aren’t the photos your title led me to expect.
Also, for just a moment, I was afraid you had turned into an exhibitionist.
Now, listen here, Faux Son, you know you’re only pencilled into my will, don’t you? I’m keeping a list, checking it twice, etc.
Canova’s bums, men in shorts and now knockers!! No wonder this is one of the most active blogs I’ve been on. I want to be around after a couple of spritz, I bet it gets really interesting 🙂
Don’t look at me, it’s all those other folks who leave strange comments, OY!
Yeah, yeah, and you’re Mother Superior 🙂
I love some of the door furniture in Venice, as Natalie says, most of them are older than Adelaide !!
Hey, Rob! You’ve seen right through my disguise!
Who is this Adelaide?? She must be really old. 🙂
I was thinking about those door knockers today, and wondering if they had been forged, not cast. What do you think?
Extraordinary when you consider who, exactly, has been using these knockers over the years.. n years. xxx
I’d have to agree with you, lemniscate!
Then you can go in the back way to Ca’ Rezzonico, and see the garden, too.
I’ll look for them in November.
Don’t talk about yourself that way Yvonne! 😉
🙂 back to you, Susie!!
🙂 they really are beautiful and so unique.
Now, which/what are you talking about, Susie!? 😉
Would be great to hear some of the stories those knockers could tell us if only they could speak.
Isn’t that so, Al! I wonder if they were originally cast in Venice, or brought from elsewhere?
That’s a nice couple of knockers you have there, Yvonne!! 😉
And, so old! 🙂
Someone had to say it!! 😀
There goes the neighbourhood, lemniscate! 🙂
Now, I thought it, and wanted to say it, but did I say it? Did I?
Now if I asked a geriatric neighbour if I could take photo’s of her old knockers I think they’d lock me up!!
Yay! The bad crowd has turned up.
That’s where being a woman comes in handy, we can get away with stuff like that, usually.
They are splendid and isn’t it amazing that no one tries to steal them?
There doesn’t seem to be much of that sort of crime in Venice, Darlene.
They surely are, Andrew.
Wow! Did the woman just happen to be outside as you prepared to take the photo? Good timing! I wonder if I keep my eyes open as I walk around Dorsoduro if I will see them soon.
I was standing there, admiring them, when she came out. So, I was lucky to be able to find out a little bit about them, wasn’t I? I’ll go and check the photos before and after these beauties to let you know where you might find them.
(I just checked, and I think you’ll find them on Fondamenta Rezzonico.)
They are indeed
They are such a different style to most that you see in Venice, Joanne.
Oh my….just think of all the history…..the generations of hands that have used those knockers!!
It really gave me a special feeling, to see them, Linda.
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