Thursday Doors – March 24, 2016

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 your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button below. 

A Few Doors in Old Montréal

“What do you want to do for your birthday this weekend?”

“Dinner, a show, anything you want, my treat.”

Honey replied, “I’ve been wanting to check out the Hotel Nelligan on Saint-Paul in Old Montréal – it has some wonderful old historic architecture and they seem to have a really nice indoor courtyard bar; we could go for cocktails and then have a quiet dinner at home.”

What I actually heard: Doorscursion in Old Montréal – Yeah Baby, Whoohooo!!!

So last Saturday we grabbed the camera, drove into town, and found parking in Old Montréal not far from the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel


In case you’re wondering, yes this chapel will be the subject of a future Thursday Doors post all on its own 😉

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon; a bit nippy but bearable, so we walked around for an hour or so, up and down a number of streets on our way over to the hotel. There are lots of shops, art galleries, gift stores, boutique hotels, and nice restaurants to see that are lovingly looked after, no doubt for their historic significance as well as for their drawing power with tourists from all over.

A true door lovers paradise.

I took a few dozen shots of some interesting doors but when I loaded them into the computer to have a look the next day, I noticed that I seemed to have unintentionally locked on to a colour theme.

Here are some of my faves:







Now I assure you they have wonderful doors in Old Montréal in colours other than black, but do feel free to not believe me, and come check it out for yourself 😉

On a personal note, I wanted to point out that it has been 52 weeks since converting Thursday Doors into a link-up event. We’ve come very far from our inaugural link-up post back on March 26th, 2015 with only three other contributors.

Today, week in and week out we have two to three dozen contributors sharing their travels and/or their little corner of the world with us through some wonderful doors.


I wanted to make a big deal about this anniversary; throw some kind of a birthday party with virtual cake and cookies, and maybe run a few special posts to celebrate, but unfortunately time has been at a premium lately.

However I do want to take a moment to thank every single one of you for being a part of this adventure. Whether you’ve been there from the beginning or only just discovered us recently, you are all an integral part of our little global family of door nuts 🙂

Your support, encouragement, and your door posts from all over the world have been inspiring and most of all FUN.

I sincerely thank you one and all – you guys ROCK!

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Don’t forget to click on this blue button to add the link to your own Thursday Doors post to this week’s list:

If you share your posts on Twitter and Instagram remember to use the #ThursdayDoors hashtag and please do take a few minutes to visit the Thursday Door posts shared by others.

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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77 Responses to Thursday Doors – March 24, 2016

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  2. Meg says:

    It’s so wonderful to see someone else with the same door fascination I have! Thank you for sharing these.

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  3. Dan Hen says:

    Doorscursion ? Great word , Norm ! You reminded me of the Simon and Garfunckle (?) line : A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest .

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  4. Splendid collection of doors Norm – apart from the delicious red of the church doors I vote for N° 450 with its lovely matching windows and arches. Splendid to think it’s a whole year for Thursday Doors – Happy Anniversary !!!

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  5. RuthsArc says:

    Happy anniversary. Glad I found your blog and door challenge. Love it 🙂

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  6. I’ll be joining you soon, hopefully this next week after Easter!

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  7. kcg1974 says:

    Lovely photographs, Norm. I found your site, via Dan’s church this week. So glad I did!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Sorry for the terribly late reply. Thanks and welcome. I’m glad you found us. We share beautiful doors and tell stories about them here every Thursday. Please feel welcome to join in if you’d like – the more the merrier 🙂


  8. reocochran says:

    Also, congratulations on your Thursday’s Doors anniversary, Norm. Happy birthday to your wife. My Dad used to say my Mom was a “trooper!” 🙂 Your wife seems “game” to enjoy whatever comes along in the course of the dinner and doors.

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  9. reocochran says:

    Norm,my favorite door was #440. There is something striking in the arch above the door. I also like the way the cream bricks radiate outward. I can’t wait to hear more about the chapel with the scarlet doors. 🙂

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  10. Mighty fine assortment of doors! Glad to join the anniversary door party (hope you’re giving away door prizes) :}

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  11. Happy Anniversary Thursday Doors!
    Some sort of Photography Adventure is all I want for my birthday these days too.

    I love the church’s red doors in this set Norm!

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  12. Paula says:

    Wow, time flies! I love your Thursday Doors and this little community of door-crazed bloggers….and yes, I love doors. ~Thank you!

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  13. Judith says:

    Happy Thursday! Thanks for the links to some fascinating discoveries.

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  14. Doorscursion must be a subset of photo safari. that’s all I ever want for my B-Day, too.
    BTW Happy Birthday 🙂

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  15. jesh stg says:

    Wow, how far you’ve come in one year – congrats to Thurs. Doors as well as to you! Then to think I thought you just started this challenge!
    I smiled, because I started a month ago with 2 links, so Seasons is still in its baby stage and according to you I should have good hopes for growth!

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  16. joey says:

    I do so enjoy my DoorScursions, Norm! This is one of my favorite things in a week. Thank you so much for starting Thursday Doors!
    I love all your doors today, but I really love that wrought-iron gate!
    Happy early Birthday to you, wishing you another fine year 🙂

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  17. jan says:

    I love the picture of 511 where we can see your reflection in the glass! I think that should be our Thursday doors emblem! How sweet of your wife to join in the Doorscursion and on her birthday! Happy Anniversary!

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  18. Helen Jones says:

    Yay! Happy Thursday Doors Birthday 🙂 And your photos are lovely, once again (I once was lost in Montreal for several hours, driving around – pretty sure at one point I was just near the chapel in the top photo)

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  19. facetfully says:

    Who doesn’t like a red church door? And one reflecting the photographer is always fun. My favorite in today’s post is the third image of the black door. The reflections of light and color draw me in to what some might think a simple, if not boring, photo. Thanks, Norm, and happy anniversary! I am happy to be a part of the group!

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  20. marianallen says:

    Happy Linkaversary! Thank you so much for beginning this — I’m enjoying it SO MUCH!

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  21. Nato says:

    What a great collection of doors. And now an anniversary! Whoo hoo. You have created a cult of door obsessed people. 🙂 Congratulations.

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  22. Ludwig says:

    Congratulations, Norm! You have build a fun and friendly community of “door nuts”, to use your term. Your idea has helped me, and I am sure others, to see our world in a new light, more fully and more interestingly. Happy anniversary!

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  23. Blimey – another project to photograph – my husband already thinks I’m nuts with some of the pictures I take ! Ha ha. Nice doors by the way!

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  24. I have enjoyed the Thursday Doors posts and only recently started to add mine. I love travel and architecture and in future travels will be “scouting out doors” with purpose!

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  25. Happy Anniversary. 🙂 I love the last door with the oval glass – beautiful. Cheers. 🙂

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  26. joannesisco says:

    Happy Anniversary, Thursday Doors!! I appreciate that hosting a weekly feature takes a significant amount of work and maintaining it week and week is not a minor feat! You deserve the kudos 🙂

    Isn’t it sad that we’ve now started to consider outings as an opportunity to gather potential blog fodder? 😉

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  27. Solveig says:

    Happy anniversary! Now, I might use this as an excuse to join today, even though I had thought that today would be a postless day only used for reading, commenting and most important of all, replying to comments…

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you chose to join in this week. Please feel free to play along whenever you have interesting doors to share 🙂


  28. Leah says:

    Another great bunch of doors to marvel at, Norm. I’ve joined the party for the very first time, and am flying out the door. Tried to link with the blue button, but couldn’t figure it out. When I return. I promise!

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  29. Happy Birthday, Thursday Doors. I’ve not joined in every week but I’ve had great fun photographing doors and showing you some of the British doors I’ve found Norm.
    Good to hear that Honey had a splendid birthday. Does she ever get fed-up with you stopping and taking a photo of doors? My partner does, but I do the same when I have to go to the garden centre with him!

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  30. Happy birthday to us and thanks for getting the ball rolling or rather, opening that first door. Thanks to Honey for setting up, unwittingly or not, another door photo session, and happy birthday to her. My favorite is the last door, with the matching windows. Long may Thursday Doors flourish! (And happy spring and Easter as well.)


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  31. margademmers says:

    Congratulations! I just sent in my first contribution to Thursday Doors and hope to be able to post some more in the future. Great initiative!

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  32. pommepal says:

    A beautiful collection of doors, the last one is certainly a stand out. Happy birthday to you and congratulations on the ongoing year of door presentations. I am a late joiner but am enjoying being part of you door fraternity. This week my door is quite basic.

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  33. Dan Antion says:

    Happy Birthday Thursday Doors! Thanks for making this fun and easy Norm and for bringing us beautiful doors (since long before this started). I loved the door with the two round-ish Windows. All your doors are beautiful. The ones set against the light stone are stunning. But the top door included you, so I’m going to call it my favorite one today.

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  34. Yeah!! Happy birthday to you and your doors challenge! I remember clearly seeing “Thursday Doors” advertised for the first time, thinking “Oh look! Somebody is hosting a challenge made just for you!” So to you and me and everybody who contributes: many more fruitful years ahead! As for this week, I love the last one the most, as often not for the door itself, but for the symmetry, the colour scheme and the heart <3.

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