In France last September I began photographing doors, intrigued by the variety of ancient entrances in the medieval heart of Perigueux. I was not focussing on the knobs and knockers, but have managed to zoom in on the doors and find some for Marianne’s CBBH challenge.
Many doors in Perigueux have hand-shaped door knockers, possibly influenced historically by Muslim ideas that the symbol of the hand is a powerful protection against evil. Muslims sometimes describe their open palm five-fingered symbol (hamsa) as the Hand of Fatima, and Christians call it the Hand of Mary. So just imagine these knockers bringing divine feminine protection to the house and those who dwell therein.
For the bloghop this month you might enjoy smallpebbles for her beauty, joy and laughter as she reflects on life, awareness and being; and Jude of the writer in the woods, who lives in the Dordogne, currently watching a family of tits via a camera in their nest, and the babies are just hatching!