Thursday Doors – July 21, 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. 

Montréal Laneways

In one of my #ThursdayDoors posts last winter I featured something I had just stumbled upon, Montréal’s Ruelles Vertes (green laneways) which you can read more about here.

At the time I made a mental note to go back to see what these mini urban green spaces would be like in all their summer glory. And I will be getting to that in an upcoming post before the end of summer, I promise.

Unfortunately this week I had to settle for a regular laneway because I flat out forgot to take note of where to find the best ones before heading into town on my doorscursion…D’OH!

I did make some wonderful discoveries all the same in my old neighborhood of Rosemont/Petite-Patrie:

A handmade reminder to slow down, "Whether by car or on bike we roll at 10 km/hour"

A handmade reminder to slow down, “Whether by car or on bike we roll at 10 km/hour”

Triple treat - just don't ask me how the one on the far right backs into their garage.

Triple treat – just don’t ask me how the one on the far right backs into their garage.

A tale of two doors

A tale of two doors

Oh, the potential...

Oh, the potential…

Too beautiful to be hidden away in a back alley

Too beautiful to be hidden away in a back alley

And it has a door too!

And it has a door too!

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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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65 Responses to Thursday Doors – July 21, 2016

  1. Little Voice says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I love participating in the Thursday Doors events…thanks for hosting it. mj

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  2. camerapacker says:

    Great set of doors.

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  3. litadoolan says:

    Love the graffiti art, superb colours.

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  4. Ludwig says:

    As always, a pleasant excursion!

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  5. Suvi says:

    That mural is simply stunning! I love the coloring. Interesting back alley doors too.

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  6. Great finds and captures. Love that mural!

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  7. jesh stg says:

    Am thankful I have ample place to park (since I’m horrible at it!)! Love the garage with Noah and the dove (?) – excellent artwork! Thanks for hosting:)

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  8. mariannegv says:

    Great mural. Have a great week-end, Norm.
    Marianne

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  9. What fun finds this week! That mural is stunning and it IS too bad that it is hidden away.

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  10. Haha, the car backing in – hilarious! But seriously, how DO they navigate through that!! That mural is beautiful! Is it painted though or are those tiles? Either way, it’s lovely 🙂

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  11. Corina says:

    Wonderful selections and I love that beautiful mural.

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  12. Candy says:

    Great finds! Off the beaten path always provides surprises.

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  13. LindaGHill says:

    Gorgeous! I was in Montreal a few years ago when the graffiti artists were working. There are some seriously beautiful murals in Old Montreal!

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  14. That’s a great set of doors. Real treasures, Norm! The mural/door and the garage door trio stand out. Here’s my contribution: https://shootngo.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/thursday-doors-july-21-2016/

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  15. bikerchick57 says:

    I’m enamored with the artwork of the man with bird. You are right, Norm…too cool to be hidden in an alley.

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  16. reocochran says:

    I really liked this post with lots of interesting details and unique qualities to the choices, Norm. The angled cream colored doors were so cool!
    As a person named after a bird, I must applaud the artist. I agree, to lovely to be hidden down a back alley. It reminds me of an Eastern country wise man or prophet like Kahlil Gibran, peaceful and beautiful. 🙂

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  17. Cee Neuner says:

    I adore your triple treat doors.
    Here is my entry for this week.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2016/07/21/thursday-doors-july-21-2016/

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  18. Helen Jones says:

    Great doors, Norm. I especially like the mural – you’re right, it’s too pretty to be hidden away. Treasure lurks in the most unexpected places, doesn’t it?

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  19. That mural is beautiful! I liked the triple garage doors, but wonder how hard it is to pull in and out of them too.

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  20. Interesting departure from your typical doors Norm. I like it!

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  21. Incredible mural! 😮

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  22. Rashminotes says:

    Great captures:)

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  23. I love the blue roof on the graffiti door. And the line-up of garage doors — That wold make great artists studios!

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  24. joey says:

    Nice! I’ve found some great treasures in alleys and side streets, but nothing like that mural! 🙂 Such pretty colors there.
    I love the singular garage door, with its blue ‘shingled’ roof. Love it!
    Great doors!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joey. Yes that single door has so much potential. Give me a few different colored cans of paint and let me go to town on prettying up that one, and then I’d need to re-shingle too though 🙂

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  25. Very interesting angle on those garage doors – it looks nicer than if they were in a straight line. I love that beautiful mural. I think by what it says in the dialogue bubble that it’s by Shalak Attack. She’s a Canadian-Chilean artist. I looked her up on Youtube and found some good videos about her work.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for digging for more info on that artist Jean I did the same and think you’re right. I also came to realize that I’ve photographed a few of here other works in Toronto last year too. I was a big fan of her work before I even knew who she was 😀

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  26. marianallen says:

    Those angled doors with the single and the double-fold are brilliant. And if I were the guy on the end, I’d pull in and back out. Wonderful finds, Norm!

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  27. That bit of street art is gorgeous, Norm, and I’m with you on how to difficult it might be to navigate into/out of one’s garage in that first shot, although they have beautiful doors. When I was growing up, there were alleys around us, but these days they seem to only be found in older parts of cities.

    janet

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. I’m not sure what exactly has changed about urban design but you’re right, back alleys/laneways just don’t seem to be necessary any more.

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  28. The back alleys of Montreal have many treasures.

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  29. The hinged doors are very interesting and unusual. I like them. That being said, if I was the proud owner of the one on the right, my car would be sitting outside. 🙂 Love the mural and applaud its talented artist.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Judy. I kinda agree about the one on the right, but I’m wondering about winter. Parking on the street is murder during snow storms and indoor spots in residential areas are at a premium in the city. Maybe I’d leave my car in the garage from December to March and just take the bus 😀

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  30. tgeriatrix says:

    Even back doors have their charm. And the mural is great!

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  31. joannesisco says:

    I agree with Vicky. There is an allure to back alleys that begs for investigation.

    Those triple doors are very interesting because of how they are hinged. How odd to have what appears to be a folding door on a garage. Can’t say I’ve ever seen that before.

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  32. Dan Antion says:

    I like the garage with the angled doors. They appear to be folding doors? Anyway, it’s a nice look, but I agree with you, I wouldn’t want the one on the far right. I like the mural , but I am strangely drawn to the bare (except for graffiti) wooden door. There is potential there. Great collection today, Norm.

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  33. Vicky says:

    There is something about back alley doors that draws you in to see what treasures you can find…. Nice finds, love the mural too!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you Vicky. I’m always afraid that someone will see this strange guy walking through the alley with a camera and decide to call the cops on me, but so far so good 😀

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