Sunday, October 26, 2008

What A Great Set Of Knockers

No, No, They Really ARE Door Knockers

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This shot was taken just after a tropical downpour in Singapore a few months ago. I was walking around, trying to cover as much ground with my camera as I possibly could. Three times it rained and three times I had to take shelter. The last storm was furious, but it only lasted about twenty minutes.

As soon as the rain stopped, I emerged cautiously from the arcade where I had taken shelter. At this stage of the day, I was choosing streets at random, merely allowing myself to be led by sights that caught my attention, rather than any innate sense of where I was actually going.

I turned down a side street, simply because it seemed to have several handicrafts stores. Instantly, I found myself enthralled by this display of metalwork. It wasn't just the intricacy of the design; it was also the glistening raindrops that clung tenuously to their curved surfaces.

And in case you hadn't noticed, each knocker is crafted in the shape of the head and trunk of an elephant.

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21 comments:

Maggie May said...

Never seen knockers quite like that!
They make a great picture. Shining with the rain.
I wonder...... do you ever get lost wandering around like that?

Ruth D~ said...

You'll get a lot of hits on this post from the crowd that google searches for "knockers." They'll be disappointed;>) But I wasn't. Love the focus here, David.

Lee said...

Yeah, David, what Maggie asked. Surely there can't always be taxis to get back with.

Very nice door handles, that kind of uniqueness is hard to come by.

Cheer!

fishing guy said...

David: That was a real fooler, we really don't have door knocker in the USA so I saw door handles. You always have a neat take on Camera Critters.

leslie said...

Yes, I thought they were door handles a first, too. But I did notice the faces right away. Beautiful shot! And of course ALWAYS love your play on word.

shooting star said...

nice doorhandles.......love the shape..

Hilary said...

I thought they had a familiarity about them but upon closer examination, they don't ring a bell. ;)

MissKris said...

Shelter from the storm, eh? That sounds familiar! I don't know WHY but when I read 'knockers' I thought of what a guy on American Cable Access once called...ahem...a woman's chest. "Tiki Hump Humps". Since Dear Hubby and I share the same sense of cracked humor, can you guess what we call my...chest? Hahahahaha!

Rebeckah said...

Wow. I really like this picture! Very cool! Your trip sounds awesome.

Rhea said...

Tha neat photo. I like the elephant design. Very unique!

i beati said...

am I crazy or why so many ???sandy

74WIXYgrad said...

I don't want to touch that...uh, I mean, those are some great, uh, I mean...Never mind.

Next time do door bells.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

"Great knockers!" Yeah I know, but could not resist. Very unique photo.

BusyBeeSuz said...

Gorgeous. It takes a good eye to see the beauty in such everyday occurances.
Suz

shutterhappyjenn said...

Wow... is that an elephant? Very interesting...

My critter is up here, feel free to visit anytime. Happy weekends!

Mushy said...

What knockers!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Eye, Eye, Captain McMahon! Wonderful photo for Camera Critters.

Jennifer H said...

Your whole blogging path led you to this one hilarious post title. :-)

kontan said...

LOVE IT! LOL

great shot and thanks for the laugh

ratmammy said...

I was trying to figure out the theme and how it fit, and yup.. they ARE elephants!

Sandi McBride said...

Hmm...you're sure they're not hooters?
Sandi