Thursday Doors – May 19, 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. 

Historic Old Homes in Downtown Montréal

Here are a few of my favourite shots from a recent doorscursion on a few of the residential side streets in the area of downtown Montreal known as the Golden Square Mile.

There are some beautiful well-maintained old homes in this part of the city and the more I wandered around the more wonderful doors I discovered.

Let me know which one you like best from this batch:

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Note: For most of the next few days I’ll be offline celebrating our spring long weekend – the Victoria Day Holiday. I’ll be back to catch up with everyone late in the day on Monday. In the meantime you kids play nice and don’t break anything while I’m gone 😉

Please don’t forget to click on this blue button to add the link to your own Thursday Doors post to this week’s list – Hint remember to link to your actual post NOT the homepage to your blog:

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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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69 Responses to Thursday Doors – May 19, 2016

  1. GP Cox says:

    You know, just by looking at them, that history hides behind each of these doors!

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  2. Norm I’m reading The Louise Penny “Inspector Ganache series” that takes place in Quebec countryside. and Montreal of course. Today I’m reading about Quebec City. Your images help me visualize walking down the streets and into the magnificent Chateau Frontenac.
    Thank you. I may have to come see it for myself.

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  4. marianallen says:

    I loved the first one best. I must have been raised in the woods by a pack of wild red stones, because I am absolutely LOVING that facade and detail!

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  5. MythRider says:

    Hi Norm, I just posted my first Thursday’s Door. I found you on Cee’s Photography.
    Phyllis

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  6. julieallyn says:

    Some really terrific doors here! Great colors and textures. Wow!

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  7. You are off having fun and here I am a day late but behaving myself.I can’t believe you can get that close to those fancy doors. around CA they would be locked behind gates and long driveways. Love them all!!!
    Happy Weekend
    Carol

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  8. I absolutely adore the double doors!

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  9. I love the colour of the first building and the design of the door in the second image. Very nice doors, Norm.

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  10. facetfully says:

    Those must be doors to downtown mansions! They are fabulous! Happy Victoria Day!

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  11. jan says:

    I like the black doors! Have a great vacation!

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  12. jesh stg says:

    Hands down -my favorite is the second – I like complicated designs:) (but also straight forward, like in my posts)

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  13. Cee Neuner says:

    You always find the best doors.
    Here is my entry for this week.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/19/thursday-doors-may-19-2016/

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  14. Great photos of these very ornate doors. They all look great but I like #2 a little better. Thanks for sharing these finds.

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  15. Nato says:

    Man, they have some super nice doors there!

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  16. We have a lovely city!

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  17. I love the first door. The second has very interesting details and I originally thought it was my favorite, but I like how everything comes together with the first one. Enjoy your holiday!

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  18. I think I prefer the first door but really they are all lovely and we shouldn’t have to choose our favorite child! (ha) They are all pretty and interesting and different in their own ways. But, the ornate decoration on the first door speaks to me.

    Have a lovely holiday. Try not to be spying every door you walk by while you are enjoying some downtime. 😉

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks – glad you liked them.
      As for not spying doors: What, are you kidding me?!
      I saw doors EVERYWHERE 😀
      Actually I got some nice ones for future posts and we had lots of fun at the same time so it’s all good.

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  19. Hands down, the first is a beauty! Grand details!

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  20. joey says:

    So hard to choose, they’re all fabulous. I love the warmth the first one projects, with the colors and the arch and the peek at the pencil pleats…Buuut, I love the iron work on the black one, too — especially since it’s well-worn. Too hard. Great doors! 🙂

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  21. dimlamp says:

    Quite a display of opulence in this collection.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      It is indeed. It’s in a part of downtown that 150-200 years ago was actually more country estates for wealthy local businessmen than an actual part of the city. A lot has changed since then.

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  22. Oh my, the first and the second are tied for my favourite. A lovely doorscursion.

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  23. pommepal says:

    How amazing to have these magnificent doors as the front door to a house. How grand they must be inside. Very hard to choose a favourite but I think the first one just edges it to the top of my list. Here is my door for the week. https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/thursday-doors-wine-and-roses/

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  24. Hard to believe these incredible doors are doors to homes! I’d love to see the houses as well. Too difficult to choose, so I won’t; I’ll just enjoy. Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the offline time in the real world, Norm.

    janet

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. I’ll try to include wider views that show more of the building next time. Most of these old homes are too big for today’s smaller families and too expensive for most to own. In a lot of cases they’re converted into professional offices for lawyers, notaries, insurance brokers. Thankfully most are very well maintained.

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  25. Vicky says:

    Oh, how to choose! All beautiful, at a push #3 has a certain pull for me….

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  26. Helen Bushe says:

    Fabulous images from you again Norm.

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  27. joannesisco says:

    They are all beautiful doors, but #1 would be my choice if it could mine. I do love arches 🙂

    Happy Victoria Long Weekend 🙂

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  28. bikerchick57 says:

    I like the first door best as it is most inviting and the place that I would love to call home. Plus, it offers the opportunity to be out of the rain while fumbling for keys.

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  29. Dan Antion says:

    These are wonderful doors, Norm. I think I like the second one the best. I like the way the iron work and the wood work are married in those graceful curves. I do really like the arched entryway of the first one, too. You make it hard.

    Enjoy your long weekend Norm. We’ll try to be good, but, well you know, when the cat’s away…

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Dan – those two are my faves as well. This entire part of downtown is full of lovely historic homes, many with wonderful doors. Stay tuned for more in the weeks to come.

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  30. Four very handsome doors but that first one is a 10. 🙂

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  31. The second and third one are my favorites because of the iron work. The decoration of the second one is almost baroque, although the woodwork has a touch of Jugendstil. The third one is elegant and stylish. All in all a street I would like to walk up and down a couple of times.

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  32. Suvi says:

    Gorgeous doors – I like the second one best – it’s grand and well maintained 😀

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. It’s funny – I noticed the same thing about your door this week too. I guess we both have an appreciation for preserving these old beauties 🙂

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  33. Ruth says:

    I like the first one best – there’s just something about the way the stonework surround and the wood and glass door look ‘right’ together, no fuss no nonsense 🙂

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