Thursday Doors – September 10, 2015

Here’s another of the many doors I captured during a visit to Québec City last winter.

There’s nothing particularly special about this one in terms of construction or design and it certainly isn’t the oldest door you’ll find there either.

I did not investigate what this entrance leads to though it seemed to be a private building of some sorts. What made it stand out for me, aside from being weather worn at the bottom, is that this door is only 4 feet tall, and the 70 1/2 address is VERY odd for North America, where we generally use full numbers that are odd on one side of the street and even on the other.


The second I saw this one my thoughts went immediately to the film Being John Malkovich and I knew I had to photograph it.

And sort of like in the film, I could just imagine this door being the portal to some strange experience, then popping out the other end somewhere in the middle of Montreal’s Decarie Expressway 😛

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Thanks for looking 🙂

About Norm 3.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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52 Responses to Thursday Doors – September 10, 2015

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  2. Gotta love these Old Quebec City doors!

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  4. What character Norm! I’m sure there must be a very enthusiastic dog or cat in that house given all the scratches at the bottom of the door – perhaps he or she makes up the 1/2 ? 🙂

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  5. lifelessons says:

    What a story this door tells.

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  7. mariannegv says:

    Hello Norm! The number 70 1/2 at the door is very curious.
    Here’s my entry
    Kind greetings,

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  8. Geert Smits says:

    My first entry to Norms Thursday Doors. I love this challenge because the subject is not something you take a picture of every day. It stimulates the imagination! Thanks for hosting!

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  9. Corina says:

    The mom in me went to a play house. I could imagine providing a separate entrance to a child’s bedroom or playroom and giving it a “1/2” in the address! Funny where our minds take us!

    I didn’t have a very interesting picture today. I actually took it at the beach a few weeks ago, trying to catch the colors of the sunset (this was an ocean front house) in the glass doors. It didn’t really work but the house is really interesting and I thought it might be good for a photo prompt for writing so I didn’t discard the file. Today I used it for a flash fiction piece that I posted along with the photo as my variation on Thursday Doors:

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  11. reocochran says:

    I like the door and it’s odd features, Norm. Speculation has me wondering, would a short person live here? Would it make one grumpy if they wanted to get a queen sized mattress through the door or what about a sofa? 🙂 This was certainly a unique door and a “conversation starter!”

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  14. Cee Neuner says:

    I love the reflections of the cars in the window. Kind of modernizes that door.
    Here is my entry for this week.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Cee. Yeah I tried to retake the shot from a different angle to avoid the car and other reflections but after a few tries I gave up and decided to go with it as is.


  15. Sabina says:

    You’re definitely right about the address being jarring to North Americans! I look at that and wonder what, TRULY, that 1/2 means.

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  16. Pleasant Street says:

    Malkovich! Brilliant

    That movie was like no other

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  17. Sammy D. says:

    This is a beautiful door! Stoic in its neglect and clinging to the promise of beauty in decades gone by. There is someting fascinating about any door that is an unusual size. Great choice!

    My doors can be found at where I wove them into a 5 Day photo challenge.

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  18. dimlamp says:

    Quite a door, I wonder what the story is behind the one-half? Here my contribution for this week:

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  20. We have a few tiny doors here in Youghal, too, Norm, 😉 The 1/2 is very interesting

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  22. tgeriatrix says:

    Last week I didn’t have the time even to look at your post. But I prepared one! Now I see your post from last week and see this gorgeous library. Here is the post I prepared last week:

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  25. joey says:

    I saw this on Instagram this morning, and immediately wondered why it was so small! I wonder if it’s a dog-scratch-lemme-in door? All that wear at the bottom…Definitely interesting and beautiful.

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  28. What an interesting door. It’s wonderful. I’d love to spend a couple of hours making it beautiful again but still vertically challenged. 🙂

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  29. Four and a half feet tall is definitely odd as is the number. Nice catch! I finally remembered to join in this week. Thanks for hosting.


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  30. Dan Antion says:

    That door is a survivor Norm. It obviously has served well at its post. This is a great photo. I find that doors aren’t the easiest things to feature in a photo. I always drift between the door, the door and some of the surrounding elements of the front facade. This is pretty perfect composition.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Dan. Looking back the only thing I’d do differently with this shot is try to incorporate a person or some other element to put the height of the door in perspective. But hindsight is always 20/20 isn’t it?


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