Maltese Door Knockers

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Browsing over Internet images of Malta, one frequently comes across shots taken by tourists or Maltese themselves. I am referring especially to something that has become part of Maltese tradition and even history, door-knockers.

The first series of pictures of door-knockers I came across was taken by my brother Anthony in the early 1950s in Mdina. Even though these were black & white, I was fascinated to the point of trying to emulate him.

One can find Maltese door knockers made in brass or cast iron, which is mostly painted black. Some are taken care of, polished or freshly painted, others are rusty and falling apart like the doors from which they hang, but all are interesting to observe.

On this page I am setting out a series of my own shots taken all over Malta when I was there on diverse holidays. The B&W set taken by my brother I am also presenting in another section. At the end one can also see the images of a set of stamps issued by Malta Post on the the 5th March 2008 depicting door-knockers from Malta.


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