Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

This week’s challenge is “Relic.” I don’t have any saintly bones lurking in my photo gallery, so I’ll just go with a looser interpretation of something old. And this is old – about 600 years or so assuming it is the original door handle on the ancient cathedral in Germany’s Mosel Valley.

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33 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

  1. markbialczak says:

    Even if it was replaced once, Barbara, what, 400 years ago? Yes, relic it is, and quite striking.

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  2. Dianna says:

    I think that quallifies! It’s beautiful.

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  3. nrhatch says:

    That’s gorgeous. Great pic to share, Barbara.

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  4. becca givens says:

    I love door knobs, handles and knockers! Many never fail to amaze me regarding details — especially the old old ones! Understand about saintly relics — I didn’t have any either!! Thanks for the visit. 😀

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  5. Sheryl says:

    The door handle is amazing–and so much prettier than the boring knobs and handles that we have today.

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  6. Thom Hickey says:

    Think of all the hands and all the circumstances! Regards thom

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  7. The Rider says:

    Really beautiful!

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  8. Sandra says:

    Beautiful – I love the way the metal has discoloured, probably from thousands of fingers!

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  9. ritaroberts says:

    Yes, Barbara, I agree with every one here. I would love that door handle on my front door. Simply gorgeous ! Thanks for such a super photo of it.

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  10. Sue Mayo says:

    Just think how long it took to make such a thing of beauty.

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  11. dorannrule says:

    I would love to have a door handle like that. They knew how to do things in the old days – 600 years ago – didn’t they?
    What a beauty. 🙂

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  12. Diane Ahlberg says:

    Most of the time old is better- because with it comes memories , some that make you smile
    A gorgeous door knob
    Thanks for sharing

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  13. Madhu says:

    It is beautiful!

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  14. What a gorgeous, ornate door handle. It certainly is an excellent fit for the challenge, Barbara. 😉

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  15. jazzytower says:

    This is beautiful!

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  16. Exquisite street art 🙂

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  17. What a fantastic choice. I love the architectural details you find on really old buildings. They just don’t get that kind of care and craftsmanship any more do they?

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  19. Lovely, lovely. I discover great blogs via yours.

    How far must we drive to have lunch? I am in Lynchburg. I would love your company!

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  21. themofman says:

    It looks like an antique piece.

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  22. Parnassus says:

    Hello Barbara, Yes, I am back in Cleveland for a while, and that is why I got behind in keeping up with favorite blogs.

    This topic is one with special appeal to me; I love finding and photographing vestiges of old relics, especially if nature can be incorporated at the same time.
    –Jim

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  24. sued51 says:

    Lovely example…

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