Doorbells and weblogs

Stuart Mudie asks in a comment to the last entry whether I’m trying to compete with Andrew Losowsky. Well, I had not seen his doorbell pictures although I had heard of Barçablog.

Anyway, I can’t say at the moment when I took my first doorbell photo, but it was before the first posted here on September 16th 2003. And I see that was about the time Andrew started noticing the Florence doorbells. On September 21 2004 he writes:

Nearly a year ago, I was wondering around Florence and found myself unnecessarily fascinated by a single aspect of that Renaissance city of incredible art and breathtaking architecture: the doorbells.

He adds a short fiction to each picture now (here’s an example – being a literal sort of person, I was disappointed by a fiction).

I am not trying to say Look I was first! I just don’t want people thinking I got the idea from a famous and trendy blogger.




2 thoughts on “Doorbells and weblogs

  1. Not to worry Margaret – I hereby proclaim that you were first by a long chalk, as I didn’t decide what to do with my doorbells until recently (though I only just came across your photos, and very nice they are too). And I suspect that might be the first and last time I’ll ever be called famous and/or trendy, though bless you for saying it.

  2. Thanks very much, Andrew. I fear I wasn’t the first doorbell photographer, but there it is. I will now go and remove the surplus Ss from your name in my post.
    I see I am getting Google ads for doorbells when I open this entry on a separate page.

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