Knock Knock Who's There?

Virtually everyone in Malta has a door knocker and rarely, did it seem, did I see duplicate knockers.

This is my absolute favorite knocker I saw in Malta’s capital city, Valletta (recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980) which contains buildings from the 16th century onwards. I tried to imagine how long ago it had been fastened to that crumbling wooden door and whose hands had touched that knocker and entered within over the many years. And because I’ve always loved rust and peeling paint, I love this knocker!

                                                                                  More door knockers around Malta.

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                                                                                     and one last intriguing knocker…… 


Sometimes when I walked around the streets of Malta, I wondered how people found a particular home as not all had a door number assigned to them. Many had their own name or initials handcrafted into some artsy wall plate or some type of adornment attached to the wall beside the door of the home. Although too numerous to photograph here is a sampling - many having some religious significance to the homeowner.

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Welcome to my travel photo blog. Photography has been a part of my life for a long time – back in the day the Pentax Super Program was always near at hand. But it wasn’t until I started travelling around the world that photography became a vehicle for me to show others about the absolutely amazing and complex world we live in. My hope is to share with you glimpses of what I’ve seen. Enjoy!