Just so there’s no misunderstanding as to what I mean.
Isn’t it amazing? I wonder how old it is.
These are works of art, to me, anyway. I wish they came with labels as to date and origin.
This one makes me think of ancient times.
California is such a new state–the whole of America is, compared to Europe–and so it seems so amazing to live among these real antiquities.
But the slaves were chained to metal rings on the door. Ugly, no? But the door knocker tradition continued into the Roman empire, growing fancier and more ornate and turning into works of craftsmanship and art.