Thursday Doors – October 22, 2015

While on a weeklong road trip last month in Nova Scotia we spent a good portion of our time exploring the back roads and small off-the-beaten-path villages. One of the charming communities we discovered on the Fundy coast was a place called Margaretsville.

With a population of 212 we found that Margaretsville has a thriving artistic community including a locally-owned and operated  artist gallery/store.

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It was late afternoon when we pulled up to the seaside shack with the brightly painted door. The lady in charge was standing outside putting the key in the door. She told us she was closing up for a bit to run some errands.

Then she leaned in close as if she had a secret to share and offered to stay open a bit longer for us if we thought we were interested in going in to take a look around. With a generous offer like that we almost felt obliged to take a peek, and as we walked out of the gallery twenty minutes later we felt a bit guilty about not actually buying anything.

After she locked up and headed off to tend to her errands we hung around by the seashore for another half hour or so to soak in the sun and the wind, and admire the wonderful scenery.

Though we didn’t leave Margaretsville with any original local art, I did capture a few doors down by the water including this weathered shed:

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And this shot which I call my door Trifecta 🙂

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As always, thank you for looking 🙂

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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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63 Responses to Thursday Doors – October 22, 2015

  1. megdekorne says:

    So charming Norm ! Thank you for taking me along ….love , megxxx

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  2. reocochran says:

    This is funny (to me) since I did see this doors post but the comment must not have posted! I recognize these small buildings and their unique qualities, too.
    The gray weathered door reminds me of old Man and the Sea”effect, Norm. 🙂

    **Sorry sometimes I move on, with my cell phone, and muss getting the connection made. I hope you may enjoy my last week’s and this week’s doors oosts, Norm! 🙂

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  3. Love the weathered textures of your wooden seaside shacks Norm and the lighthouse further down the beach, looks like a wonderful place to spend some vacation time and I just had to look up trifecta – very educational your blog!

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  6. Inger says:

    Back roads and off-the-beaten-path villages are the best! Margaretsville looks like me cup of tea. The more I read about you travels in the Maritimes the more I ma thinking we’ll have to plan a trip here for next summer:)

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  7. Jill's Scene says:

    Margaretsville looks like just my kind of place. The weathered door says it all.

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  10. Love that place and the funky little art gallery! I hope you were able to go down the road to Port George which is another fabulous and amazing place.

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  13. I love those shacks, great photos. What a lot of artistic people in such a small community.

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  14. dimlamp says:

    I like your first photo with the seascape on it.

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  16. julieallyn says:

    Great post! Those off-the-beaten-paths are often the best and most rewarding.

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  17. jesh stg says:

    Now I see the blue linky:)

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Glad to see you found it. In future you can feel free to add your link in the comments also, but the linkup tool is the best way to be seen. Thanks for playing along!

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  18. jesh stg says:

    Love the rustic scenes here!
    That is what I heard about this area, that people are so generous with their time, and also that there is much folk art.
    I have an iron door of a saloon this week – I didn’t ask before, will a comment do, or do you need a perma link for Thursday Door?

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  19. Cee Neuner says:

    Norm, your doors are so fun this week.
    I decided to have a Halloween theme week..
    http://ceenphotography.com/2015/10/22/thursday-doors-october-22-2015-a-little-halloween-fun/

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  20. jan says:

    It’s hard to miss that port-a-pottie! I wouldn’t want to have to visit it in the dead of winter!

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  21. carol1945 says:

    First of all, I really want to visit to Nova Scotia, and your post has me wanting to go all the more. Secondly, I never heard the word “trifecta”, and I had to look it up, and so I am thrilled to learn a new word!! Thirdly, I love the sea, I love old weathered buildings, and I love your art gallery story. To assuage guilt in that situation, often I might buy a $5 greeting card. Then, they are reminders of my trip, and I never send them to anyone. At any rate, thanks for your great post.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      A while back someone else learned a new word from a comment I made about a door post. Maybe my new tag line should be: Sharing pretty pictures and expanding your vocabulary though doors 😉

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  23. What a great find this little town!

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  24. marianallen says:

    That first door is beautiful, but I love the variety of color and texture in the trifecta. And I’m a sucker for weathered wood, so I loved this post all around!

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  26. Love the artistic talent expressed on the first door, but your trifecta brought the smile. 🙂

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  27. The door trifecta!! So funny. Beautiful photos as always (and isn’t it awkward to have to leave a small shop without buying something??!! Hate that!)

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  28. I enjoyed them all, Norm. Love to visit there sometime.

    janet

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  29. Geert Smits says:

    The doors fit in the environment. Nice!

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  31. joey says:

    I love the bottom right, the weathered gray wood with the new orange wood door. Nice trifecta!

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  32. Dan Antion says:

    Great doors. I like the trifecta – beauty, utility and necessity. I think I like the old weathered door the best. It has clearly served for many years. Great shots Norm.

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