"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Gargoyle Door Knockers of Lake Como

Door knocker at Villa Monastero in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
Courtesy of Yvette Sedeño
Gargoyles are definitely welcome at Villa Monastero at Lake Como. My friend and fellow traveler, Yvette Sedeño, took amazing photos of her last trip to Europe. I admired her door knocker photos, so she willingly agreed to share them with us. They are special. 


Door knocker at Villa Monastero in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
Courtesy of Yvette Sedeño


Yvette is a wonderful woman with an amazing husband, whom I call Ray. I have trouble with his first name! She is full of style and grace, and I have even visited her lovely home. Walking in is like entering a villa in Provence. Yvette shares the travel bug, and she has been all over the world. We met on a Holland America cruise from Barcelona to Dover. She was kind enough to include me in their tour of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


Yvette and Ray at Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Here are a few gargoyle-inspired door knockers. I hope she sends me more of her fabulous photos for this blog. I am waiting, Yvette! :)


Door knocker at Villa Monastero in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
Courtesy of Yvette Sedeño


Door knocker at Villa Monastero in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
Courtesy of Yvette Sedeño


More information on Villa Monastero can be found here

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the kind words, Luh, You are a special friend!

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  2. Feeling is definitely mutual! xxoo

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