As I walked the porticoes of Bologna it wasn’t long before the quirky knobs and knockers that peered out from the heavy wooden doors caught my eye. I couldn’t help but notice the wide variety of door furniture adorning the city’s thresholds. As I passed by entrances and doorways small human faces peered silently at me; some serene some grimacing. Gaping keyholes awaiting heavy metal keys yawned at me. Ornate, detailed; plain, simple all shared the purposes of announcing a visitor. Gleaming brass reflected the sunlight or unpolished and dull faded into the wood. Take a look – do you have a favourite?
Suzanne Jones is creator, writer and photographer at The Travelbunny. When she’s not indulging her wanderlust you’ll most likely find her enjoying coastal walks in her home county of East Sussex, UK.
Suzanne co-writes Sussex Bloggers which showcases the best of East & West Sussex.