Door Knockers, Mongolia
Great zoomorphic knockers (that sounds like a comic book exclamation, doesn't it?) on the doors of Erdene Zuu monastery in Mongolia, rumored to have been built with the ruins of the ancient Mongol palace at Karakoram. The Mongolian communists almost had this place destroyed back in the 1930s, but, believe it or not, it was saved...by the villainous Stalin.
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