Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Now THOSE are Door-Handles!

In Dorsoduro, not far from Squero San Trovaso, there's a canal called the Rio delle Ermite.

While walking along the fondamenta there, I found this set of green doors.

Really, I wasn't paying much attention to things on that side of the fondamenta - I was looking at the boats in the canal, but something caught my eye.

Upon further inspection, I noticed that the green doors had handles fashioned out of forcolas.


Here's a close-up of one of the "handles":
I don't know who the remer was,
or how much the owner spent,
but whoever did this definitely gets props from me.

1 comment:

Wolfe said...

I've just returned from Venice and noted many examples of these door handles bith in wood and cast in metal, thanks for letting me know they're called Forcolas,