|Door knocker in Koblenz, Germany|
My niece and I had an interesting conversation with a group in a local pub. We were having coffee. They were enjoying some beers. They spoke some English. I commented to them how much I liked their country, assuming they were locals. One of the women responded "You love Belgium?" I had to laugh. They were tourists too.
|Door knocker at Vejer de la Frontera, Spain|
In Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, the door knockers resemble little hands. I asked our tour guide why they looked like this, and she responded that the open fist signifies "welcome."
|Door knockers by port area at Barcelona, Spain|
In Barcelona, the door knockers are larger and sometimes there are two of them on a double set of doors. Double welcome!