Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Knock Knock

This is a door knocker found on one of the doors leading into the lodge room I showed you in yesterday's post of the Masonic temple. Apparently most lodge rooms have double doors to stop eavesdropping and to gain entry one must perform a complex series of knocks which are responded to by a similar knocker on the other side of the doors. The "G" is a prominent Masonic symbol that represents the "Great Architect" or "Grand Geometrician".

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Such interesting info on these beautiful knockers.

Bill Nicholls said...

Very secretive stuff then

Taken For Granted said...

Do you think the secret knock is "Shave and a haircut, two bits"? Fine looking graphic design.

Karen said...

How mysterious!

TexWisGirl said...

secrets, secrets and more secrets!

Luis Gomez said...

Really beautiful!

Halcyon said...

Interesting. Although I generally find it off that people want to be part of a "secret society".

Sharon Anck said...

I love this detail shot.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It would be just like me to forget how the secret knock went. Especially if they changed it often.
"Dang, I didn't want to go in anyway."

cieldequimper said...

Isn't it all hush-hush... :-)

William Kendall said...

Curiouser and curiouser!

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder why so secretive!

Jack said...

It is an unexpected six-pointed star symbol.

Randy said...

Looks like a strong knocker.

llandudnopictures said...

Intriguing stuff!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonder if the symbolism means something different to the 'members' :)

Laura. M said...

I love it. Great detail!!!