~la belle et la bête~

February 14th, 2019

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A decade ago, when we lived in Switzerland and travelled to neighboring countries on the endless Catholic holidays (sounds glam, and was, tho very champagne taste/youth hostel budget),
I discovered these door knockers seemingly everywhere.

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Hanging languid and bewitching along cobblestoned back streets,
they reminded us of Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast.

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Here is a 70s snapshot of the last owner, who used it (rather decadently) on her loo door.

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We never expected to have a door to knock upon, much less such a fine means of doing so.
Hooray nineteenth Valentine’s day!

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