Thursday Doors – December 24, 2015

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating and sharing your own Thursday Doors post each week between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time) by using the blue link-up button below. 

It’s Christmas Eve – What Did You Expect?

So of course I decided to go with a church on Christmas Eve. And I even found one with nice bright red doors!

As I’ve mentioned before, with our French Roman Catholic heritage in the province of Québec, there’s no shortage of churches of all sizes to discover here on the island of Montréal.


Located on Boul. St. Joseph E. in Montréal’s Plateau Mont Royal borough, Église St-Pierre Claver was built between 1915 and 1917 and is one of the bigger churches in that part of the city.

Aside from its enormous red doors flanked by marble columns, it has two bell towers and many wonderful carvings in the stone archways above the doors and elsewhere on the front façade. I really love the carvings on the tops of the columns too.




By the way door fans, if you head over to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge you’ll find that she has doubled down on last week’s subject Doors and Windows, giving you two places to post your fave door pics for a second consecutive week. Do head on over there to check out some of the wonderful contributions and add your own post to the list.

To all those who celebrate it, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and as always, thanks for looking 🙂

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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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46 Responses to Thursday Doors – December 24, 2015

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  2. leannenz says:

    Whoops meant to post this in the omment before!
    Happy New Year!

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  3. leannenz says:

    Hope your holiday season is going well Norm! I posted this back in time for the challenge but missed the chance to put it on the links. Hopefully it went through on pingback? Wishing you all the best for the New Year. I am looking forward to passing through many new Doors!

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  4. terryb says:

    Beautiful shots! Church architecture is always such fun to photograph!
    Here’s my late entry…

    Happy holidays!

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  7. reocochran says:

    Norm, sorry I over – blogged with too many posts wishing to share so much before the end of 2015. I got behind in my own comments let alone visiting others.
    I liked the red set of doors on St. Joseph E.’s church. I am so glad you allowed us to see the details of your Quebec tour of historical churches and houses. The stone carvings on the parts and pieces of this church amazed me. Something you don’t always see even on old churches. Hope you have a wonderful rest of 2015 and the best in 2016. 🙂

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  9. Leyla says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year 🙂

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  12. jesh stg says:

    Beautiful details of these red doors! And the star fits beautifully. Woke up with snow today AND a power outage, which got fixed an hour ago. A merry Christmas to you!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. I’m kinda jealous about the snow, it was unseasonably warm here again today; No snow expected until at least next week.
      A very Merry Christmas to you as well 🙂


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  14. joey says:

    Just stunning! Love all the tiny details, and especially the bright doors! Enjoy your holidays, Norm 🙂

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  16. Corina says:

    I love the red color in those doors!

    Merry Christmas, Norm!

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  17. Merry Christmas Norm!

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  20. Sue Slaght says:

    Lovely photos Norm. Like Joanne I am intrigued by the star. Do you think it is a permanent feature? Happy holidays to you!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I took these shots at the beginning of December so I want to say the star is for Christmas, but I’m honestly not sure. If it’s still up in a few months, I’ll let you know 😉

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  21. Cee Neuner says:

    Thanks Norm for playing. I sure hope your Holidays are wonderful!!! 😀

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  23. Lynn says:

    Beautiful Norm! Merry Christmas!

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  26. marianallen says:

    Beautiful church! I sure miss all the beautiful detail that used to come standard in public buildings. Minimalism has its place, but I have a taste for the elegantly ornate. …As long as somebody else has to make it, of course.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I’m not sure if it’s intentional minimalism; it has gotten so expensive to build like this today that no one has the money for it. At least we have beautiful older buildings to appreciate and hopefully preserve for future generations.
      Thanks and Happy Holidays 🙂

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  27. tgeriatrix says:

    My doors this week are opposite your post “Xmas overdone”, but I like it. And I like the beautiful church of yours. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  29. I wonder how many of us will have red doors this week. 🙂 Quite a majestic structure and the doors hold up to it well.

    Have a joy-filled, blessed Christmas, Norm.


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  31. Nato says:

    Wow! What a grand church and what elegant doors. Yes, churches with red doors are perfect for Christmas. (I did one too, lol). However, mine is not nearly as grand but is quite quaint.

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  32. joannesisco says:

    It is a beautiful church! I really like the decorative star hanging over the centre door.

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