When you wander the streets and historic back alleys of Florence like I have in the last 3 weeks, you start to notice the variety of interesting door knockers that are attached to some of the doors. In this city of the birth of the Renaissance it is appropriate that the decorative hardware should reflect the artistic nature of the residents. So here are some examples of door knockers that I have discovered on the streets of Firenze. Most are plain and simple door ornaments like this one; And the standard lion knocker; Here is an elegant black and gold knocker. But with further exploration there are some surprising ways to let someone know that you are at the door. This one is the devil knocker ,love his face and horns The lady knocker; The ugly man knocker A green tree ugly devil knocker for the kinky; the well worn baby face knocker; the angry fist knocker , I might think twice before using it; and the lovely lyrical knocker; I call this one the bull horned knocker; And the twins knocker Finally the last photo is not a knocker but a door handle and it is one of my favorite; the horse head; So if you get to Florence or even if you do not; look around and see the everyday art that door knockers bring to doors everywhere.