This, one could say, is a fairly ordinary door. It’s old, certainly, the stone building it belongs to probably built a hundred years ago or more. Other than that, it’s fairly standard, with its carved panels and battered black painted finish. A door like many others around the world.
But look a little closer, and you’ll see what it was that drew my attention…
The handle is straight from a dark fairy tale, a woman’s hand holding an apple. Is it the wicked queen, tempting unwary visitors to their fate, or Snow White herself, frozen by cold poison for eternity, her glass casket replaced by wood and stone, waiting for her prince to open the door?
Or, is it just a really neat door handle?
This is my entry to this week’s Thursday Doors Challenge, courtesy of Norm 2.0. For more doors, or to add one of your own, visit Norm’s site and click the link.
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Love the description!
These doors definitely have a fairy tale element to them. Wonderful ✨
Thanks, Miriam – I thought so too 🙂
I imagine the real, prosaic answer is that it’s a door knob. But other possibilities are more interesting. 🙂 Great find.
Thanks, Janet – it’s always fun to explore the possibilities… 🙂
Wow! How wonderfully unusual and you’re description is perfect…I’m definitely imaging dark fairy tale…would you dare to enter, Helen?!
Thanks, Annika 🙂 I’m not sure whether I would dare or not – I wonder, if you touched the handle, whether the hand would take yours? Still, it would be an adventure wouldn’t it? 🙂 Maybe there’s a story there…
Loved the door handle!
Thank you! Me too 🙂
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I stumbled across a door “hand”le in Paris that I shared on Thursday Doors this past week as well. But your find is definitely even more intriguing. I love a good fairytale vibe. 🙂
Thank you! It definitely caught my eye (though I didn’t want to touch it, for some reason) Will pop on over to see your door handle too 🙂