Weekly Photo Challenge: Security
In the Middle Ages anyone who had committed a serious crime would be given security for thirty-seven days if they used The Sanctuary Knocker on the door of Durham Cathedral.
In that time they had to decide whether they would stand trial or leave the country – or (according to the site I’ve linked below the photo) try to reconcile with those who had suffered from their wrongdoing.
I found The Sanctuary Knocker quite mesmerizing and ominous. Was it looking into my innermost soul to see if I was guilty? It’s actually a replica but obviously imbued with the right aura!
For more about the Knocker and the Sanctuary Seekers.