More knockers: Cartagena edition
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!