Thursday Doors – April 7, 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 Stroll Around Downtown Halifax – Nova Scotia

This week I’m dipping into my archives from our time last fall in Halifax, the capital city of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Established when the British moved the colonial capital from Annapolis Royal in 1749 Halifax has a rich maritime history and is a major seaport on Canada’s Atlantic coast.

This collection is just a mish-mash of odd and interesting doors captured during an afternoon doorscursion through the downtown area. The little blue oval plaques seen in some of these shots designate historically significant heritage buildings:

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Well-preserved historic building

Waverly Inn B & B

Waverly Inn B & B

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Finnish Consulate Building

Finnish Consulate Building

Tiny Door

Tiny Door

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City Hall

City Hall

Let me know which one(s) you liked best.

Update 8:00 am April 7 – For those who were wondering, the Foggy Goggle is a bar/restaurant.

As always, I 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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82 Responses to Thursday Doors – April 7, 2016

  1. Bernice says:

    Great doors! I love the tiny door and the door that gives the illusion of being tall and narrow and then you realize it is the colors that surrounds the door providing that illusion! Fabulous!

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  2. Great collection of doors a Haligonian architecture! Nice!

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  3. Leah says:

    The tiny door made me think of the door to my Nana’s under-steps garden shed.

    The FoggyGoogle – I want to go there for a beverage and a snack!

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  4. nivs24 says:

    My picks are the yellow door, City Hall and tiny door.

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  5. All great photos of doors but I liked the 1st one slightly better than the others.

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  6. RuthsArc says:

    Love the warm colour and textures of the first door. It looks very inviting Norm.

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  7. reocochran says:

    The pillars, circles with tan and brown colors of the last door caught my eyes. There’s a lot of creative thought in those designs, Norm. I see stone and marble, and a door in need of new stain. 🙂
    All of the doors were either gorgeous or intriguing in their oddness. Fun post with great comments! Have a wonderful weekend, Norm and wife. Happy Doors hunting!

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  8. Love the Foggy Goggle name for a bar. Very apt indeed. 🙂

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  9. Mama Cormier says:

    The top two are my favourites. I’m partial to red (reddish) doors.

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  10. jesh stg says:

    Am torn, because each door fits with the building. Then there are doors, I personally like, but there are also doors that give an unusual capture and atmosphere. The last one is the Keith Hall door.

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  11. I love City Hall and Foggy Goggle purely for the name. I’ve also included a City Hall in my post this week, Norm. Great minds think alike and foo………… well, you know the rest. 😉

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  12. I forgot to mention that my two favorite are the first one and the odd lavender orange one!

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  13. Pretty striking doors you have here today Norm. The Finnish Consulate is a beautiful building.

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  14. FoggyGoggle. Love that name, Norm. However, my vote goes for the Orange door. I love the colours. They blend well together. Looks like quite an old door.

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  15. facetfully says:

    What a great grouping from a place I really want to visit! Alas, I am a party of one in my household! Thanks for the tour!

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  16. Amy Sampson says:

    Haha. The crawlspace door is hilarious.

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  17. I loved the black one with black stairs the most but then I saw the one before last. Can’t beat the candy colours. 🙂

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  18. Nato says:

    I am always amazed at the great collection of doors you show us each week!

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  19. joannesisco says:

    All of these are great doors, many of them combined with great entrances. My favourites are the 2 that don’t appear to be functional doors at all – #1348, that little half cellar door is really cute and unusual, as is #1335. I like the presentation of the building address on the doors … but no knobs. It almost seems to say ‘yes, you are at the right place, but no, you can’t come in”. The little gate around it reinforces that impression 😉

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  20. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    Foggy Goggle!

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  21. Great selections Norm! I loved the first Red door and lovely patio around it, and the reflections on two of the doors windows; one with the building across the street with windows and a door, and the other with the bell tower or tower reflected in the window above the purple/ yellow door. The purple stands out in my mind more than the yellow.

    The little cellar door caught my eye too. We don’t have basements, and/or cellars here as a rule. It’s rare to find a house with either here in Santa Clara County.

    Foggygoggle …singular? That is funny. Hope the food is good. 🙂

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  22. dimlamp says:

    Halifax is one of my favourite Canadian cities. I’ve visited it twice. There’s a lot of interesting historic buildings, as well as the maritime history, and, of course, the connection with American history and the underground railway.

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  23. Geert Smits says:

    I like the pastel coloured door 🙂 But cannot image it is my front door haha!

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  24. joey says:

    The last set, the old battered wood, has my vote. but the first one is very pretty! What a nice selection to choose from 🙂

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  25. I loved the 2nd photograph – the reflection of the property across the street in the glass was simply stunning. Your post created great memories for me as our son went to St. Mary’s University and I spent many fall days getting him settled in and taking photographs of Halifax.

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  26. I have to go with the first one, too, although “Foggy Goggle” has me agog, wondering what is is. A bar or restaurant is my guess, but who knows. Another great set, Norm. Montreal has some mighty fine doors.

    janet

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  27. tgeriatrix says:

    Great selection! I think I go with the first one!

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  28. joanfrankham says:

    Great doors. The city hall is very impressive. And I love the tiny door.

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  29. You invited us to a smorgasbord of doors today, and they are all wonderful. I have to admit I got hooked by the first photo. It is perfect – lighting, planting, paint colors, hardware. I love it. 🙂

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  30. Dan Antion says:

    I love that beautifully preserved wooden door at the top. I also like the arched transoms. The little door under the porch is so cool. I think my favorite is the black door to Keith Hall. The curves, the craftsmanship and, well, next to red and maybe blue, black is my favorite color door. Then again, the entrance at the bottom is stunning too. Great selection Norm!

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  31. klara says:

    great variety! some made me smile (FoggyGoggle), some made me wonder what’s behind (1348 – beige one), some are as majestic as the building itself (1475 Keith Hall). though pick – maybe the first one which I would love to have as my entrance door if I had a house.

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  32. pommepal says:

    Great selection but the Foggy Goggle made me chuckle. Now what on earth was in that place? My door this week is in need of some TLC… https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/thursday-doors-braidwood-2/

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  33. #1667 Foggy Goggle! What in the world do they sell there? I love the color combination of the taupe and green colors of the building in picture #1 with the orangish shellacked door!

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  34. margademmers says:

    My favorites are the funny little door of 1348 and the stylish one of 1266. But actually they are all great!

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  35. Vicky says:

    What wonderful doors! I’h hard-pressed to find one per week that I feel may warrant inclusion.Keith Hall and the Finnish consulate, mainly because I never see old, solid and what I call real doors here…

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  36. Lovely set of old doors. Looks like Halifax is a nice place to visit. I saw Halifax from the deck of a ship long ago but didn’t get the see the town.

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  37. Corina says:

    What wonderful variety this week. I was going to say that the top two were my favorites but then you threw in the one with pastels and FoggyGoggle! Now I can’t pick!

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