Door and Knocker

Door and Knocker

The city of Puebla was founded in 1531, at the foot of the Popocatepetl volcano, about 62 miles east of Mexico City.  It was on the commercial and cultural trade route between the Port of Veracruz and Mexico City, and my home for over sixteen years.  The heavy wooden doors, some of which are hundreds of years old, are often covered with elaborate sculpted heads and can be found on every street in the center of the city. Brass knockers are usually in the form of women's hands or lion heads. 

The elegant hand of this knocker is complete with a ring on the middle finger.

It was a delight to photograph these beautiful doors.