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THAILAND: Thonburi Portuguese village- On the same alley of this Portuguese descendant community, the house gate displays this striking lion. This particular house has been recently renovated. But it is still an oddity in the country.
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THAILAND: Thonburi Portuguese village- This is a rare sight in the country, where door-knockers are usually found in temples. This one is on the gate of a private house in an alley of the Portuguese community of Santa Cruz Church on the Thonburi riverside of Bangkok.
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THAILAND: Thonburi/Bangkok- These door-knockers are on the Chinese gate of an Assembly Hall on the Thonburi riverside of Bangkok. It represents a chrysanthemum. In China or in Japan, it is a symbol of nobility.
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THAILAND: Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Bangkok- The usual Thai demon figure on a fine gold lacquer temple door. This is a sort of talisman to repulse all evil forms to enter.
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THAILAND- Bangkok. The design of this door-knockers shows a series of volutes, a characteristic of Asian art.
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THAILAND- Bangkok. A rather typical example found in a 'wat' (temple).
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THAILAND- Bangkok. In Siam, the only places where one can see door-knockers are on the temple doors like on this picture.
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MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, Doha. A 13th century door-knocker from the Middle-East.
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MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, Doha. An old door-knocker from SYRIA.
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SICILY- Taormina. A very intricate bronze figure on the door of a medieval palace.
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