Just the sliver, just to see how it feels. "In Molta the sign of affluence is the door and the door knocker." Is this true? I don't know, but some lady sure proudly stated it mid me posting this picture so I felt compelled to type as she spoke. I think she forgot some parts of the significance. So I googled it " History tells us that in pre-medieval and early medieval times, people did not knock on doors, but in fact used to scratch at them in order to announce their presence. Today, this may sound very strange and unpractical, yet one must remember that few if any Maltese used to actually lock their doors at the time, and that bashing at one’s facade was considered quite rude.
With the passage of time, the practice of scratching at doors was replaced with knocking, and this is how the “ħabbata” or door knocker, entered the picture. These door-knockers, which were available in numerous motifs, shapes and sizes, were to be found on every town house and dwelling, and helped the residents to either open or close their doors more easily. Door knockers could be made of ceramic, metal, or even brass, and each door usually had two of them – one on each side, or wing, of the main door, which was thus given a more stately and elegant look." #themoreyouknow #manhattanbeach #malta #samedifference #justjoshing #underthemoonlight #dancingtildaylight