“A very little key will open a very heavy door.”
Charles Dickens, Hunted Down
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I suspect that door could tell some stories.
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That’s for sure!
As the bolt appears to be on the outside it seems a little pointless.
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And, excuse the pun, you have a point there, Andrew.
If you zoom in on the number in the first photo, you’ll see it is red. In Florence, red numbers indicate a place of business, so that would explain why the bolt is on the outside.
Who would have thought a couple of doors could excite such interest! And, when I get back to Florence, I’ll be looking for this pair of doors so I can satisfy everyone’s curiosity.
There’s something about doors and I guess its a combination of history and mystery. Lovely set.
I like that “combination of history and mystery”, well said, sir, well said. 🙂
I love taking photos of unique doors, hinges, knockers etc. these are gorgeous!
Thank you, Sue. Are you folks back down to a normal altitude again?
We are back home in Calgary and adjusting back to the real world. How about you?
Pity the poor postman/woman who has to push envelopes through that letter-box!
The apartment I rent in Venice doesn’t have a letter box so the leave any mail on the door sill….which would be about the same as this letter box. I would worry about acqua alta.
I have a hunch it serves a different function, Michelle, but what could it be?
I have been pondering the sliding bolt which doesn’t look like it can slid. What if it helps hold the door together and the pivot point is somewhere else and the slot at the bottom is a handle to pull up the door……just wondering…stirring the pot!
Maybe a tiny cat door?
It was a cloistered convent that delivered some form of goods or received small deliveries?
Teeny, tiny, flat deliveries.
So, there’s another thing for me to find out: what is the function of the slot at the base of the door.
Jane, if you get to Florence before me, find this darn door!
A great door. Just imagine getting married and then having to carry the bride inside after opening that set of doors?
And, fumbling with the key and bolt at the same time. Maybe that’s when the original key got lost?
Hey, bundle up for the cold blast coming your way, Gerard. Make sure Milo is tucked up in a warm place.
I asked Milo to come inside but he just kept staring up the tree to the possum all snug on the fork of the tree. It is going to be very cold here.
The sliding bolt is curled up at both ends so shouldn’t move. Probably an illusion with a break in the bolt hidden under the left bolt support. Now that’s magic ! 😀 ❤
I looked and looked at that second photo, wondering the same thing Ralph. I was so cranky with myself, why hadn’t I paid more attention when I took the photos? I’ll probably never find that blasted door again, but if I do, you can rest assured, I’ll look very carefully.
I also wondered about the scuff marks in the 3rd photo, what was swinging there between the old and new keyholes? Magic and mystery for sure, Ralph. ❤ to you
Ralph, I just zoomed in on that second photo. It looks very much like there is a keyhole below the bolt, on the left side. And, there are what looks like scuff marks to the right hand side of the bolt. This door is full of frustrating details!
Maybe the scuff marks are from the werewolves 😉 😀
Oh, great, something new for me to obsess about, Ralph.
Love the pics!
Thank you, ma’am! 🙂
You’re welcome, Sweets! 🙂
love this door.
And at one time it took a very large key!
I reckon someone lost that key and that’s why they now have the modern one.
Oh, sharp eyes!
That door has gone through some changes in its lifetime, Jane.
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