Thursday Doors – January 5, 2017

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Mary Queen of the World Cathedral – Downtown Montréal (Part 2)

Happy New Year fellow door lovers!

In case you were away and missed last week’s post, I started by showing you the exterior of one of downtown Montreal’s grand Catholic cathedrals: Mary, Queen of the World.


This week we’ll take a look at the inside.



In researching further I discovered that Mary, Queen of the World is the third largest church in the entire province of Québec.


When I was there a few weeks ago the altar was wonderfully decorated for the holidays.



I had to capture this nice little two-for-one door shot ;-)


And this lovely glass door to a side chapel


Here’s a better look at up at the dome


Looking back towards the great organ



One of the more morbid ones – the doors to the crypt


Oh the details…


A side entrance door


I threw this one in just in case anyone had anything they wanted to fess up about 😉


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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78 Responses to Thursday Doors – January 5, 2017

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  2. These are immensely intense. Excellent!

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  3. Wow! Just wow! That is impressive. Those ceilings are phenomenal. You did a great job capturing how massive the place must feel 🙂

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  4. prior.. says:

    wonderful – I like the one with the xmas tree- quite a cool sectioned composition – but enjoyed part 2 to such a lovely place…

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  5. Nato says:

    Wow! What a great collection of doors and more! That must have been breathtaking to walk through.

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  6. Cathedral interiors are amazing and you captured the essense in these photos!

    I just finished my post and discovered I was too late to upload the link (the time difference is always a pain to remember). Perhaps those that follow me might be able to view it but it won’t be included in this week’s collection 😦

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. I’m really sorry about that but once the deadline has passed I can’t add to the list.
      Do feel free to double-dip next week though and add this one to the list then. Any time between 5:30 am on Thursday and noon on Saturday – Eastern time zone.


  7. Ludwig says:

    A truly magnificent place, marvelous photography!

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  8. Helen Jones says:

    Happy New Year, Norm! And what a beautiful building 🙂 Religious buildings have some of the best doors, don’t they? Hope you’ve had a lovely holiday season x

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  9. Pistachios says:

    I think I felt a little agoraphobic looking at those high ceilings, but certainly more awe/wonder. Truly magnificent!
    I also found it amusing that that side entrance door, humble as it is, is surrounded by such a large, elaborate arch!

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  10. andrethibaultblog says:

    Beautiful shots inside!! Just love the architecture in older churches

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  11. jazzytower says:

    Wow! These are beautiful.

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  12. reocochran says:

    This was a mesmerizing post where I couldn’t move on to the next photo, Norm! I stared at each one and enjoyed, as you mentioned, looking at the festive greens with red bows and the pretty Christmas trees.
    As far as doors, the glass one with gold filigree painted leaves in circles with crosses in each one was particularly stunning. Thank you for sharing the magnificent views of the ceiling. My post was meant to start the year with humor. Please don’t think I was “making fun” of Thursday’s Doors, dear friend. Happy New Year, possibly wished a second time but sincerely meant.

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  13. jesh stg says:

    The pillars and the ceiling of the platform are masterful! Am always amazed at the cathedrals how much work they must have put into it, to build! Thanks for visiting this beautiful one for us!

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  14. conspicari says:

    “Happy New Year” Norm. Some lovely doors there, and that interior. :>)

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  15. Thanks for sharing the inside of this magnificent church! I have to ask, though… where are all the people? I don’t think I’ve ever toured a church – especially one so beautiful – without sharing the space with throngs of people.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      It gets a lot less attention than some of the city’s other big cathedrals. Plus it was relatively early (about 10:00) on a weekday morning the week before Christmas – not exactly peak tourist season 😉
      There were a few people there but it wasn’t hard to avoid having them in most of the shots.

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  16. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Candy says:

    Ok, I confess :-). I think this is a magnificent building.

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  18. Vicky says:

    Norm, just glorious photographs of a magnificent building with stunning doors. I saw the posts on the cathedral back to back, having been out of Thursday Door action last week and I have to say you have excelled in showing us the exterior and interior of this splendid building. Thank you for sharing a place that probably few of the TD regulars will never to get see in person.
    When I go through all the posts each week, I always think, full credit to Norm for setting up this weekly event, all of us get a little trip each week around doors we would never come across in our lives…it really does open up an international door world plus little tours around beautiful places!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words Vicky. The being able to explore without having to travel is what I find so much fun about our little club of door enthusiasts. Some folks don’t get it, and that’s okay, but the ones that do are my kinda people 😉

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  19. It’s beautiful inside. They decorated beautifully. I love those doors.

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  20. It’s gorgeous inside! How wonderful that when you went there wasn’t anyone there. I love the doors with their rich wood, and the glass doors are lovely. I really liked your images taken from the back of the chapel. A great tour!

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  21. Magnificent Cathedral. Your photos are wonderful.

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  22. marianallen says:

    Fabulous! I looks so much like St. Peter’s in Rome, only bright. Wonderful photos, Norm, as always. I love the little door next to the big ones, and the little door in the big arch. And the crypt — you know what I like! 😀

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  23. willowdot21 says:

    What an amazing Church, spectacular. It make you feel so small!! Excellent post. 🙂


  24. joey says:

    Phenomenal collection! One looks like leather! I love the glass door off the side of the chapel best. Really beautiful place!

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  25. Norm, I love this. I’ve walked past it so many times, looked at it from my room at the QE and always wanted to go in, but just have not made the time. I also have a few of the exterior doors in my collection. Thanks for sharing this and motivating me to enter next time i’m in Montreal 🙂

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  26. Donna says:

    I agree with the others, the door shoots are beautiful…and the ceiling shots are simply stunning!! I have now added this to my list of places to visit!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Donna – glad you liked it. As I mentioned last week, between the Notre-Dame Basilica and St-Joseph’s Oratory, this place often gets overlooked by visitors and locals alike, which is a shame because it is a beautiful place 🙂


  27. Enthralling~!
    I confess I had enough chocolate and other treats to choke a horse in December. I don’t feel so well now but nothing a good couple pots of vegetable soup won’t fix. ^_^

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  28. This is beautiful. I’ll have to put it on my list for my next trip to Montreal.

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  29. Lynn says:

    What a beautiful cathedral Norm! That side door looks like it is well used, perhaps for quick exits!

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  30. slfinnell says:

    Thanks Norm! Always lookin out for us (fessin up)

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  31. carol1945 says:

    I visited this cathedral when I was in Montreal 15 years ago. Your gorgeous pictures have brought back a wonderful memory. Thanks.

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  32. My thoughts were the same as Judy’s: the doors are wonderful, but the ceilings superb! I love the shot with the Christmas tree. What a gorgeous place, even more beautiful inside than out, something I’d love to say about people. 🙂


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  33. The doors are magnificent, but your ceiling shots took my breath away. It is truly like you are there. This is a beautiful Cathedral, and thank you for sharing it with us. Great way to start the new year. 🙂

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  34. ianbcross says:

    Opulent decoration in the cathedral, Norm. But best of all I liked the kick-plate at the bottom of the door in your third posted image. Made me think of circumstances when I would like to take out my frustrations on an inanimate object like a door when I was in church…

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  35. Joanne Sisco says:

    You know I’m a fan of arches, so any door in an arch will win points from me. Add in imposing columns along the sides and the door will be grand … even the simple wooden door in the second last photo. Notice how there’s a step up to the door. That’s a little odd 🙂

    The inside of this cathedral is as beautiful as the outside.

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  36. Dan Antion says:

    This is such a beautiful church, Norm. I’m glad you took the time to get inside photos. I love the balconies on the angled walls leading to the alter. They seem to help drive your view forward. The twofer really helps to establish the scale of that large door, and the glass door is amazing. I even like the gates. I confess, I’m a door lover, and I love wooden doors with arched glass panels. I also really like the side entrance door, and how well it fits in that grand arch. It looks like it has room to grow 🙂

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  37. Phil Taylor says:

    Wow! Spectacular!

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