Thursday Doors – October 1, 2015

False Advertising?

A few weeks back while walking around downtown Halifax looking for interesting architecture and yes, interesting doors (!), I was excited to notice this one from a half block away on the other side of the street.

It looked like a beautiful old stained wooden door with nice decorative elements and carvings. As I got closer however…

Well you can see for yourself what can be done with a good paint job 😦

Mind you it is a VERY good paint job:

False Advertising

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About Norm 2.0

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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42 Responses to Thursday Doors – October 1, 2015

  1. Splendid find Norm! Who minds a little fakery when it’s so very well done!? πŸ™‚

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  2. These are beautifully done. A good find for the challenge, Norm.

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  5. Well it certainly fooled me first time round, until I read your comment and took a second look. πŸ™‚

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  9. Amazing trompe-loeil!

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  10. Sammy D. says:

    Trompe l’oiel comes to doors! Great find. Perhaps ‘Green Lantern’ was a clue to the fantasy of this entrance!

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  13. dimlamp says:

    The doors seem a bit underwhelming and quirky to me with that no so elegant paint job.

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  15. seaangel4444 says:

    Oh gee, Norm, talk about my eyes playing tricks on me! Wow, knowing it today is, “Thursday Doors”, my glance fell upon this beautiful ‘door’ (until I read the comments too). I agree; it’s a wonderful paint job! I love it! Cher xo

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  16. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Very neat how they did that, but I was more distracted by the name of the building. Where do the rest of the Lantern Corps meet? πŸ˜€

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I had a feeling this one might pique your interest πŸ˜‰
      After doing a little more research I found that The Green Lantern was the name of a restaurant that occupied the lower floor of the building from 1917 until the 1960’s.

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  17. joannesisco says:

    I was completely fooled because until I read the comments, I had no idea what was ‘wrong’ with the door. You’re right – a very good paint job!

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  18. Still artistic, just not in the way you and we imagined it was. Good one, Norm.

    janet

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  21. Handsome door, Norm, and the artist should have signed their name. πŸ™‚

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  22. joey says:

    Nice trompe l’eil! I can imagine your disappointment upon arrival, but then, it really is a great find! πŸ˜€

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  24. Dan Antion says:

    That’s amazing Norm. I saw a kit of brushes and tools that craftsmen used to make metal walls and furniture look like wood in the Ward Room of certain Navy ships. It’s a very labor intensive process. These not only look like wood, but whoever painted them got the aging and weather right too.

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  25. renxkyoko says:

    It’s just a painting of a door?

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