Sunday, January 29, 2012

Entering the Capitol

To go inside the Capitol, we have to open the doors.  Not too quickly, of course, because the heavy oak doors have stately doorknobs and escutcheons, and we want to linger for a moment to enjoy them.

Did you notice that the knob on the left isn't straight?  (They show the seal of the State of Connecticut.)


30 comments:

brattcat said...

very observant, jack. i like this close focus on the knobs and door.

Kate said...

These certainly are ornate! I also noticed that the one on the right has an opening for a key whereas the other does not. I like the simple carved trim on the wood, too.

Birdman said...

Only you would see this! I'd be through the door and off.

Luis Gomez said...

The left one seems to be the one used the most as well.

Sharon said...

What wonderful details. Now you have me wondering if our capitol building has interesting door handles. I'll have to check that out.

VP said...

Beautiful! Does somebody keep the key?

Halcyon said...

Fancy details! And the oak is so beautiful with its patina.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

It's amazing the amount of tiny details have those doorknobs ...

Taken For Granted said...

Beautiful hardware. Sharp eye in photographing this detail.

SRQ said...

Great idea to feature these details with the Capitol. Very stately indeed!

sheila lynch said...

great picture, you made me look up escutcheons
"Escutcheon (furniture), an item of door furniture that surrounds a keyhole or lock cylinder"

Sylvia K said...

You do indeed have a great eye for detail, Jack!! Terrific capture! I can see that the knob on the left is a tad crooked, but only after reading your last line! Have a great day!!

Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah, now see I think the knob on the right is missing it's keyhole cover, it has a little hole where I bet it should be attached.. Very nice detail Jack ! and how I managed to not say 'nice pair of k.......! I don't know haha!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Constant wear of human hands will rub smooth some of the details. I hope these are a duplicate set and the originals are stashed safely in a Capitol museum, like the doors on the Baptistry to the Cathedral in Florence.

cieldequimper said...

But where is the key?

Malyss said...

Fabulous details!

RedPat said...

Somehow it is the right knob that I want to straighten just a touch clockwise! ;-)

Lowell said...

Nicely done. Not to worry about the knobs straightness. It's good enough for government work. Or for GM! :-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great shot of these elegant doors and hardware... Your eye for detail is quite sharp and the focus is perfect!

Bises,
Genie

Kay said...

This is a wonderful series and it has me eager to see what's next. Love old door hardware and doors. Can you imagine what an old locksmith's shop might have looked like in its day?

Dianne said...

I have paused for a moment.... soaking in the beautiful design of those elegant door knobs and the rich texture of the heavy oak doors - and now.......

EG Wow said...

Fantastic detail! I'm glad it's mot MY job to keep them clean and shiny. :)

Cildemer said...

Wonderful knobs!
Thanks for sharing Jack;o)

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Randy said...

Alot of great detail in the doors and knobs. Great find.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Great detail on these doorknobs.

Regina K said...

Quite ornate door knobs, appropriate for the capitol. I've studied the words but cannot quite make it out correctly.

vancouverstreetblog.blogspot.com said...

A great shot!

Tash said...

Now who's the engineer? Hee-hee. I'd like those as souvenirs.
I can't wait to go inside. Keep an eye out for Roger Sherman memorabilia. (My hubby's ancestor, you know.)

jennyfreckles said...

I wonder what the key looks like?

Susie said...

That crooked knob must have bothered you to no end. Didn't you volunteer to straighten it?