A couple of weeks ago someone commented on one of my posts that he really liked the article but didn’t know who the author was.  Many of you have been part of the site’s evolution, and some of you know me personally.  When I write these posts I feel like I’m talking to you…either explaining a difficult code-related topic, or chuckling with you over a creative solution.  So unless I state otherwise, the author is me!  Same with the photos.  I try to be very careful about giving proper photo credit, so if you don’t see a mention of who sent me the photo, the photographer is usually me.

Each month, one of my blog posts is published in Doors & Hardware magazine, as part of my Decoded series.  The column has been running for 3 YEARS!  But my next piece for Doors & Hardware is a photo essay on the doors that I saw this summer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (remember last year’s photo essay on Morocco?), and I need your help.  Along with many amazingly beautiful and unique doors in SMA, there are door knockers galore.  I want to include some of them in my article, but how do I choose?  I ask you, of course!  Which ones should I include?

1:  This one reminds me of wind.

2:  The hand was a common theme, but this one is gigantic!


3:  Does this type of bird hang upside down?


4:  I love how weathered this one is.  The door too.

Bronze Face

5:  Beautiful patina.

Bronze Ring

6:  A cherub.


7.  This one looks devilish to me.


8.  Another beautiful ring.

Crooked Ring

9.  Another hand, this time with a cuff.

Cuffed Hand

10.  Another scary one.


11.  I tried to take photos of this door so many times but there were always cars parked in front of it.  Until the day I finally got there at just the right time.  I think this one is a keeper.


12.  Whose face is this?


13.  This is like a combination knocker / pull.


14.  A simple hand, with a ring

Hand with Ring

15.  I think this is a lion.


16.  Another face.


17.  A mask.


18.  I like the other elements of this photo, along with the pull / knocker.


19.  So sad that she is painted over.


20.  Yet another hand.

Rosette and Hand

21.  This one is very unique.

Sitting Sun

22.  Mr. Sun.  Or Señor Sol.


23.  I wonder what a symbol of a turtle means.


 Leave a comment and let me know which ones are your favorites!

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