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photoblog image Oh, the Places You'll Go

Oh, the Places You'll Go

 

Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

--Dr. Seuss


(from Bamberg, Germany)



Oh, the Places You'll Go

 

Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

--Dr. Seuss


(from Bamberg, Germany)



comments (46)

This is a great door knocker Ginnie... i would use it... then was the snake oil off of my handgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I love knockers like this, Peter! smile Thank you.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 May 2013, 02:32
What a welcome to the house
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeedy, Tony. grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 May 2013, 03:47
Love the wood-grain...fighting to be seen.
Ginnie Hart: I love wood, period, Ray! Thanks.
Wonderful image Ginnie! I love the warmth of the wood - that's the craziest knocker I've ever seen! I don't believe I dare...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. I love crazy knockers like this and sure wonder where they come from!!!
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 20 May 2013, 05:14
This body piercing is nothing new Ginnie as you show so well here. Is that a handle next to it to hang on to if drunk whilst waiting for the door to be opened?
Ginnie Hart: Body piercing is as old as dirt, Chad. And that extra handle? Some people just don't like snakes!
  • Focales
  • France
  • 20 May 2013, 06:31
Beautiful knocker Ginnie. I love light on the old door.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Marie. I love these old knockers. Merci.
how come there are 2 handles for the door. a lot of visitors have been playing with the nose of this guardian
Ginnie Hart: I've decided some people don't like snakes, Ayush, and need another option for getting in! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 May 2013, 06:43
This is intriguing Ginnie, I can't really guess as to the age of this appealing thing
Ginnie Hart: I always wonder about the age of such things, Chris, and don't even try to guess. OLD, I'm sure. They sure don't make them like this anymore, do they!
This takes tongue piercing to a new level.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Richard. grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 May 2013, 07:08
A fabulous piece of art and only daredevils are allowed in. The not so brave can use the handle at the right.....
Things we see, when we look.
Love the quote and a great crisp shot!!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. Come to think of it, I guess I've started another collection. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2013, 07:27
What a wonderful detail of this (church?-) door - and a fine composition! A Green Man for Chris' collection?
Ginnie Hart: This is NOT a church, Philine, but a brewery. HA! It's the Ambräusianum: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/85641655 .
pas envie de prendre la cognée ,lundissime
Ginnie Hart: At least we have a choice! smile
Some tongues have had a very important part in history grin
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Very true, Juan Carlos. smile
That chap looks like a Green Man.
Ha! And that must be a slug on the ring.
Don't tell me that's an organic compost! :o)
Ginnie Hart: It's enough to creep you out, LC, right? smile
I have a few of these from Malta, I might put them up one day.
Ginnie Hart: They're wonderful to "collect," Mick. Yes. Please do!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 May 2013, 09:20
What an ominous knocker. I think I'd definitely hesitate before entering!!! Great find...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. I'm for using the other handle, for sure. smile
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2013, 09:38
So beautiful shapes, textures, colors in a sunny daysmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Helys. It does make you look more than once. smile
Love the green man knocker. I've never seen a snake twirled around one before.
Ginnie Hart: It took me by surprise, Mary! smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 20 May 2013, 10:19
Great door knocker. Beautifully shot
Ginnie Hart: Door knockers are so fun, Aussie. Thanks.
intense look smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Joshi. smile
l'heurtoir est si bien cadré et avec d'intéressantes couleurs et textures
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Angevine. Merci.
Wow, what a fantastic door and rendition of it Ginnie! Wonderful character and textures!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Doug. Quite charming. HA!
Snakes....Ask Elizabeth..She knows I'd look for a bell, Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Me, too, Frank. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 May 2013, 13:11
Its looks angry,great image
Ginnie Hart: ...daring us to enter, I think, Adrian???!
Well that is a knocker and a half! I have never seen the likes of this before.
Ginnie Hart: It takes knockers to a whole new level, Martin, doesn't it! grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 May 2013, 14:18
Is this the bammer of Bamberg?

If you squirm the worm, there is a supplementary knocker. For the timid ones smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Someone sure had fun thinking this one up, Louis. grin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 May 2013, 14:23
I get the impression that you don't want to knock too hard; the face looks quite fierce.
Ginnie Hart: You have to pay attention to these things, Alan! smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 20 May 2013, 14:42
I like the well-rubbed lion's nose!
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, George. grin
Wow this is a very fierce looking door knocker, good find Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It does make you think twice before entering, Brian. HA! Thanks.
You can win a lot at the brewery... smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's nicew to know, Larry. smile
The little drawer pull on the right seems a bit redundant!
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder, Tom! smile
Do less important visitors have to use the little knocker?
Ginnie Hart: Astrid has come up with the idea that it's for helping to pull the big door shut! smile
Quite an impressive tongue piercing here Ginnie! Well spotted and captured.
Ginnie Hart: I was kinda hard to miss, Richard. smile Merci.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 20 May 2013, 21:04
Gorgeous photo, wood, and details. And why an extra drawer/door pull, I wonder? smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth. Astrid has come up with the idea that it's for helping to pull the big door shut! smile
That is a very unusual door knocker!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Cherry. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2013, 22:25
In Bamberg lived the Romanticist poet/writer E.T.A. Hoffmann who wrote about the darker, mysterious, strange sides of life. His house has a strange doorknocker I once looked for after I had read the novel "The golden pot" where a doorknocker is transformed into an old wife.
There are some strange doorknockers in Bamberg: http://scaredycait.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/i-have-always-relied-on-the-kindness-of-strangers-a-k-a-osterferien-bayern-and-more/
Ginnie Hart: What a great link, Philine, to another door knocker. Thank you. one could easily spend a lifetime looking for them all over Europe, let alone the world!
That is one fierce face. It would keep the salesmen away.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe that was the intent, Michael? smile Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 May 2013, 06:59
i'm staying out lol that's a scary door knocker lol
Ginnie Hart: I'd definitely think twice, Elaine! grin
Indeed! You'd think twice before you knocked on this door.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Wim. It makes it fun! smile
You have such a sharp eye, Ginnie, and find the most interesting things to photograph. Love how clear the textures stand out in this image; the fabulous light and sharp shadow of the snake intertwined with the ring.
Ginnie Hart: And you're always such an encourager, Beverly! Thank you. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2013, 17:09
Amazing - fantastic detail, makes you wonder what is behind the door!
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Anne. Inside is a brewery! smile
  • shooter
  • Europe
  • 21 May 2013, 19:50
Wonderful shot
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Shooter.
It has me wondering what the whole door looks like with the diagonal lines. Good detail and textures.
Ginnie Hart: I have a link of it, Jacquelyn: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/85641655 . It's a brewery! smile Many thanks.
  • Shannon
  • Canada
  • 22 May 2013, 03:23
Wow!!......that's some door knocker......just waiting to "welcome" you.......if you "DARE"??!!! tongue Great shot Ginnie!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Shannon. You don't see them made like this nowadays, do you!
Obviously the big knocker is a wowser, but I find the little one to be so intriguing! Fab capture!!
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Robin. It does have its intrigue. Thank you.
  • Oscar
  • PGF
  • 30 May 2013, 22:12
Fnatastic detail!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Oscar.

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