architecture, Cambridge, design, doorknockers, England, Mill Road, placemaking, urban planning, vernacular
I live in a terrace house in Cambridge, which means that my house was probably built sometime in the 1880s, is very narrow and is sited very close to a narrow sidewalk and narrow street:
I met someone recently who described my neighborhood as “gritty,” which I guess it is a little bit. But I love it. And one of the first things I noticed as we were getting settled in is, when your front door is inches from every passerby’s face, doorknockers become an important means of home decor. The doorknockers in my neighborhood are amazing. In a twenty-minute walk yesterday, I counted 38 distinct ones.
I love them. Especially the fox.
Thanks for the comment (& email)! I like the bird the best, but the fox and the fish and the Green Man are pretty far up there too. I had so much fun taking them.
Very cool doorknockers! Thanks for taking and sending the pix!
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black bird on citron. i want it.
MarySue and Rob Cunningham said:
Hi, Fran! Impressive pictures! And how true that they each make a statement about WHO lives behind it! (My fave is the fish (?) on the green door, but maybe I just like the contrast w/ the color of the door….) 🙂 MarySue
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I’ve seen very cool posters like the photos you’ve taken! Very neat!
What a great variety
I like the dog 🙂
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Those are really cool! I especially like the carp.
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