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More knockers: Cartagena edition

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Last month, our friends Josh and Rebecca took an awesome vacation to Colombia.  From the photos they posted online during their trip, I knew that they were having a blast in Bogota, Cartagena and coffee country. What I didn’t realize is that Rebecca was preparing a surprise especially for this blog!  More knockers!

You might remember these two posts of door knockers in Old Town Alexandria. It became a habit for me to start “collecting” these.  Well, now Rebecca has added to the Short Term Memory door knocker collection with some really cool examples from Cartagena. Sea monsters, lizards, lions, gods and devils – even some sort of free mason knocker!  I love how the knockers reflect the location.  Cartagena is a port city on the Caribbean coast, with an old walled city built to protect it from pirates. It was a major trading hub and a loading point for gold and silver headed back to Spain via Havana (hence the pirates).  Thank you Rebecca!

Poseidon knocker

devil knocker

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  1. rebeccayael #

    Yay! So glad you enjoyed them! We thought of you and L a lot on the trip.

    That last one is my favorite – bummer about the sign in the corner.

    September 5, 2013
  2. Eve #

    I wish I could post photos in the comments section!! Ever since your posts I have been noticing the knockers around Capitol Hill more often. Especially since our house really could use one. Anyway, I spotted a gorgeous turtle that just begs to be swung on his hinges and thunked on his door. Of course I thought of you!

    September 5, 2013
    • stmemory #

      Oh, I would love to see it! And your new house is so cool – a unique knocker would be perfect. Maybe something international or an airplane to reflect your globetrotter tendencies!

      September 5, 2013
  3. Reblogged this on The Legion of Door Whores.

    September 6, 2013
  4. May I please reblog this on my blog? http://ytaba36.wordpress.com/

    Thank you. Yvonne

    September 7, 2013
    • stmemory #

      Hi Yvonne, Yes. I’d be happy for you to. Your blog is beautiful. It makes me want to take a trip to Venice and spend the day walking around with a camera!

      September 8, 2013
  5. Reblogged this on Hello World and commented:
    Here’s a special treat for all you lovers of knockers out there!
    All the way from Cartegena, and with the kind permission of Short Term Memory, here is a veritable feast of them.

    September 8, 2013

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