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Unique Artistic Door Handles

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Hi,

I'm thinking about handles.

On my Waymarking trips i sometimes noticed great handles. The doors weren't so special that i could submit it to the doors category, but the handles were excellent!

 

The exiting thing is to find them. 1000 of people don't realize that they are touching these small things of art.

 

Here are some examples:

 

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Thanks for your thoughts,

 

lumbricus

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these look cool and interesting however prevalence may be a concern I have personally never seen a handle close to any of your examples

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Interesting but I would think most of these are probably for doors that would be artistic enough to go in the Doorways of the World category.

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Some would fit in the 'Doorways of the World' category.

But i would like to have the focus on the handles.

Good pictures of artistic handles are rare in the Doorways category.

 

Here is another example, the door is boring but the handle is nice.

 

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Regards, lumbricus

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Sure, there my be some overlap with Doors of the World, but I think none of my waymarks in that category have artistic handles.

 

Prevalence? Probably this depends on location. A young country like the U.S. probably has few. Europe probably has lots of possibilities. Asia? Well, we just don't have door handles.

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My mansion has those fancy handles on every door! :D

 

Seriously, those are really awesome door handles! I'll have to start looking for some that might fit this suggested category.

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I can see a few issues here. There is an artistic attraction of such door knockers, but ... what if there are several at one site? Say a church with dozens of doors all with identical door knockers. Is only one knocker to be waymarked (presumably the knocker on the main door)? Also, what if the same artistic door knocker is used in different buildings, even different buildings in widely scattered locations? There would also need to be an effective definition of 'artistic'. Nothing cheap or tawdry.

 

The only artistic door knockers I have seen in Asia are on the doors of a few 5 star hotels, and a few high-class entertainment facilities—which I have only read about. In ozi, not so much.

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I can see a few issues here. There is an artistic attraction of such door knockers, but ... what if there are several at one site? Say a church with dozens of doors all with identical door knockers. Is only one knocker to be waymarked (presumably the knocker on the main door)? Also, what if the same artistic door knocker is used in different buildings, even different buildings in widely scattered locations? There would also need to be an effective definition of 'artistic'. Nothing cheap or tawdry.

 

The only artistic door knockers I have seen in Asia are on the doors of a few 5 star hotels, and a few high-class entertainment facilities—which I have only read about. In ozi, not so much.

 

Thanks Ian.

 

If there are more identical handles or knockers at one site, than only one could be waymarked, pictures from the others are welcome. The main door make sense. Mostly the artistic ones are old and handmade. The case that artistic ones are the same in different (widely scattered) locations is vanishingly low.

 

Nothing cheap or tawdry. -> D’accord

 

You are only writting about the knockers, not about the handles. Do you have handles in Thailand :yikes:

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Another good idea from 2012.  :grin: Time to go? Please join my group.

 

 

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Name was changed to "Unique Artistic Door Handles and Knockers"

 

Some more examples: 12345

 

 

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There is yet no preliminary category description, correct?

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1 hour ago, elyob said:

There is yet no preliminary category description, correct?

 

You're right, this idea wasn't in peer review yet, so I have to write something the next days. Is someone out there who likes to write a new category? :back:

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On 6/7/2020 at 8:51 PM, lumbricus said:

 

You're right, this idea wasn't in peer review yet, so I have to write something the next days. Is someone out there who likes to write a new category? :back:

good idea, count with me :)

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Actually, quite intriguing. The masses tend to perceive a Waymark as being possibly an imposing structure of historic note, possibly the scene of a major disaster, maybe even a notable natural phenomenon. Door handles/Door knobs don't seem readily to fit within such a world view. The question at hand is: Should they?

Are the great Door Handles of the world worthy of our attention? Are they sufficiently historic or artistic to be worthy of a category of their own?

At present, the only answer I can provide is: I don't know.

 

Given the examples presented here, however, I have no qualms in stating here and now that there presently exist on this planet Door Handles sufficiently artistic in their execution to warrant a category within the Culture department, disregarding any historic or heritage merit they may also possess. 'Nuff said.

Keith

 

 

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On 6/7/2020 at 11:51 AM, lumbricus said:

 

You're right, this idea wasn't in peer review yet, so I have to write something the next days. Is someone out there who likes to write a new category? :back:

Well, Andreas, it you're willing to flesh it out, I'd be willing to do a full edit of the English translation.

Keith

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