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In Kochi, India, this unusual brass lock mechanism and crescent door knocker , in combo, were something to see.
(see the lizard in this?)

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

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  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work!!!

  • thanks vitta
    it was so elegant on that door…..

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    love this Phil, looks like a Lizard lol xx

  • lynn
    it does look like a lizard! thanks for that

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonabout 2 years ago

    I see the keyhole in/through the hasp, but just how it releases the deadbolt is something not seen. Any ideas? Good one, Phil.

  • pete
    Once unlocked, the long flat bar with the lip on the far right is used to slide open the deadbolt.

    – phil decocco

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    great shot and detail

  • thanks sylvia, a close shot brought out the design details nicely

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 2 years ago

    Such beautifully intricate work!

  • shulie
    and as is the case in most places we saw in Inida, all hand made meticulously byt some metal smith in brass

    – phil decocco

  • Mike Shell
    Mike Shellabout 2 years ago

    Looks like Arabic calligraphy.

  • thanks mike
    Lynn saw a lizard of some sort….in brass

    – phil decocco

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 2 years ago

    Phil – what a marvelous find! thanks so much for sharing with us!


  • thanks for featuring this one, jane. Much appreciated!

    – phil decocco

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberabout 2 years ago

    Awesome find, Phil!!

  • thanks susana,
    I was so thrilled to hear the story behind how they were commissioned as a reminder of a victory in battle

    – phil decocco

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Fosteralmost 2 years ago

    Lots of detail in this Phil. I have a thing about doors and windows. Your Portfolio is very interesting.

  • thanks sandra for your feedback. during my travels I look for these unusual kinds of hardware

    – phil decocco

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