Thursday Doors – July 28, 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. 

Oh Look Another Church!

Église Sainte-Sophie

We recently came across this church in Sainte-Sophie in the Lanaudière region northeast of Montréal.

We’ve been exploring this region a lot lately because it’s close to home and has lots of charming little towns and old churches to discover.


This one looked bigger than most of the small-town churches we’d seen in the region, which I thought was interesting so we doubled back to have a closer look.


I wasn’t able to find out much about the place online other than the fact the the parish was established in 1851, and that this version was built between 1865 and 1867.



I did my usual walkabout, admiring the craftsmanship that went into these lovely stone walls.


and of course checking out the requisite adjoining cemetery.


My favorite discovery was this old groundskeeper’s shed – check out the lovely old door on this:


The rural Québec landscape is dotted with small towns and villages and each town built its own church that often became its architectural highlight.



To add your Thursday Doors post to this week’s link-up list, click on the blue button below and follow the simple steps – There’s no need to add your link in the comments. 

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.

As always I thank you for looking 🙂

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.
This entry was posted in Photography, Thursday Doors and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

54 Responses to Thursday Doors – July 28, 2016

  1. graydaysandcoffee says:

    I love the lines, textures, and contrast of the color of the doors against the muted stone and white trim. It makes me happy to know such a beautiful building is so well cared for!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love your photos, very eye-catching.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Suvi says:

    Funny how doors as simple as these on the church can look so stunning! It must be the contrast of the coloring 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I love the Transom frames, and that Steeple/ Bell tower. The white trim looks lovely with the stone work. Another great Door post!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. dennyho says:

    There’s something about this final six paneled door and the stone church it is attached to. Love this shot and the colors. Once again, great pics Norm.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. reocochran says:

    Norm, I really enjoyed this collection of angles on a beautiful and peaceful church. The white semi-circular arches seem to have dark cobalt blue insets which really is pretty way to define them. Lastly, the burnished golden wooden doors just took my breath away.
    Sorry to be a bit late, but I have had our work add not only stores from Remington, IND; now we have added Enfield, CT stores. (Yes, I have also complained to Dan. 🙂 ) I will come back to see if I missed any other posts. Have a great weekend and happy Doors hunting!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I love the way the doors stand out against the church. Love the angle from below to catch the steeple 🙂 The groundskeepers shed was a great additional find.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Helen Bushe says:

    Really stunning images. It’s so good to see places around the world

    Liked by 1 person

  9. klara says:

    charming building with its lacy looking doors. windows are marvelous as well.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. jan says:

    I hope the groundskeeper’s shed is just where he/she stores tools! I too love the stonework.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Super Doors! Love your selections this week; the doors really enhance the photos.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. msgt3227 says:

    Great photography!!! and love your Thursday Doors every week!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. jesh stg says:

    In the past years we lived in L.A. we went to a church in a business building. Even though they had converted the inside, there is something to say for a beautiful outside like this one!
    Beautiful doors, as well as church – the old way with a cemetery! I like the idea of the latter! I also like the 2 half-rosette and rosette windows above the main door.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. We’re seeing a lot of old churches get converted here too. It’s nice when they can at least preserve the exterior architecture 🙂


  14. The penultimate photo is my favourite. Looks like it was a glorious, sunshine-y day 🙂 The colours of the church, the sky, the doors, the grounds – all look so beautiful together! Oh and I have also featured a church for this week’s Thursday Doors 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. marianallen says:

    Beautiful stone and brick work, and I love the lacey look of those windows.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Nato says:

    Great find! I love some of the angles of your pictures. Great shots.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. joey says:

    Beautiful! Love the stone. Windows like doilies 🙂 Great wooden doors all around.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. dimlamp says:

    Interesting captures.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Vicky says:

    What a beautiful church with such lovely doors and windows..they are all so neatly designed to just fit into place and lead your eye upwards….

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Such a fresh looking building for its age, so well preserved. I love the white painted iron work above the doors, it stands out really nicely against the stone.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. RuthsArc says:

    Lovely doors with unusual fanlight windows.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Pingback: Thursday Doors: 28th July – The Girl That Dreams Awake

  23. joannesisco says:

    Another winner Norm. For dramatic effect, you can’t beat a church 🙂
    The photo looking up to the steeple is my favourite with the wispy clouds. I noticed the door has no handles and can only be opened from the inside. There also appears to be a cable hanging down. How odd.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Beautiful church. I love the windows, and the wooden doors just pop. Normally wooden doors blend in, but in this case they shine. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Dan Antion says:

    Great find Norm! I love how the beautiful, naturally finished wooden doors are framed by a different stone. I love stone buildings, but this was very nicely done. The groundskeepers shed is another good find. I like that door a lot. I notice that the doors have been trimmed over time to compensate for a little settling. Wood doors accommodate that need very well. I also like that the sign for the church was built from the same stone. These guys really paid attention to detail.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. i like the bit over the door that blends so well with the windows and the grounds keeper’s door is great as well. What a lovely building! After being in France for a few weeks and exploring a number of churches, the word “Église” has become quite familiar. 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

  27. bikerchick57 says:

    Beautiful wood doors, brick and windows, Norm. That’s a very cool and quaint church and must be an interesting area to explore.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Beautiful angles and lines of your photos, not just the doors. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

Comments are closed.