Thursday Doors – February 16, 2017

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Bank Street Beauties in the Snow – Ottawa

On a snowy day in Ottawa last weekend we took a stroll along trendy Bank Street with its colourful facades and funky shops and restaurants.

It was cold, the snow was blowing at times, and we had somewhere to be, so here is a small and somewhat hurried selection of the colourful doors we found:

Red and green with blowing snow

Red and green with blowing snow

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Not sure if it was the colour of the door, the name of the shop, or the street art that attracted me most, but I had to get them all into one shot 🙂

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The name alone made this one worth including

The name alone made this one worth including

We may have to go back when the weather is warmer to explore the area a little better. Some of the century-old homes we saw on the side streets left me with the impression that a serious doorscursion in this neighbourhood could be fruitful.

And here are a few shiny bonus doors we found in a old landmark hotel not far from there.

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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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75 Responses to Thursday Doors – February 16, 2017

  1. Phil Taylor says:

    Wow! Your photos always blow me away!

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  2. I was thinking my favorite would the be the stained glass bouquet…until I got to the green door, lost marbles, street art compilation. I love that! 🙂 The blowing snow add such an element of movement too.

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  3. marianallen says:

    Oooo, I love 840! The bit just above the door is so fancy, and the glasswork. And I’m a sucker for those old hotels’ mail drops. The telephones flanking it are a sheer delight. What a happy picture!

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  4. Adore the pink entryway. That inn’s telephones is neat…Nice shot of the green entryway with the spray painting off to the side.

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  5. Love the pink door. That hotel’s phones is neat.

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  6. Love the bright colored doors, the wall art, and the hotel mailbox and phones are wonderful. Great finds. 🙂

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  7. Nice shot of the green door with the graffiti off to the side !!!

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  8. Jennie says:

    Wonderful, Norm! One of your best.

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  9. lifelessons says:

    Here’s my Valentine Door a few days after the great event. You have great doors this week!!!

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  10. My you’re brave to go out in that blizzard! 🙂 I loved the green and red doors, and that stained glass window at 840.

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  11. More amazing colorful doors! Great series, Norm.

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  12. jesh stg says:

    Am surprised to see such colorful doors in the North! The snow makes it truly look a Wonderland! As to your comment now two weeks ago, about “complex problems” of the attack in Quebec, one of the many “answers” needed, I think is what I’ve written this week underneath my painting of “Open the Gates). I Don’t know how it is at the moment in Canada, but in the USA there’s a lot of mud slinging going around, that is really concerning me. The internet aggravates it,as well as the media, with one-sided info. Even though not liking to discover what is going on around the surface, the wrong undercurrents and backdoor deals needed to be exposed.
    But these existing problems go so deep as to how children are raised, education, etc.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks for the kind comments about the doors.
      As for the rest: I think education and learning to do a critical analysis of the information we receive is key. What I find so disheartening at the moment is to see how easily so many people can be influenced through fear mongering. I’d like to think it is not as bad here, but we have our share of politicians who are so hungry for power that they will say just about anything – it’s shameful.

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  13. jan says:

    Delightful – especially with the blowing snow! Mrs. Tiggly Winkles must be a candy store, right?

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  14. Candy says:

    Love those double red dooors!

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  15. bikerchick57 says:

    Sooooo, I have to travel to Canada to find my lost marbles? I would definitely do that to spend time on Bank Street with the lovely, colorful doors and the bakery. I could go for a piece of pie or cake or chocolate donut…

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  16. Colline says:

    Love the wintery feel to your post this week Norm.

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  17. joey says:

    Love the first shot, with the flurry of snow, that was beautifully captured 🙂 And Oh Oh Oh on the shiny vintage mailbox and telephone vignette!

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  18. Great doors. I love the contrast between the red and blue and red and green. And, I love seeing the snow from out here in rainy CA!

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  19. Corina says:

    Great selection today, Norm. I’m glad you got that store name, store, and street art all in one so. When you go back, you will have to go in the store and check it out for us!

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  20. Donna says:

    I love Ottawa…especially Bank Street! I went to University there (Carleton for my undergrad and then Ottawa U for my B.Ed.) Thanks for the trip back down memory lane…with a few new sights thrown in!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Donna glad you enjoyed. That whole neighbourhood, The Glebe, warrants further exploration. Some of those big old homes are just gorgeous. I’m looking forward to going back in the summer.

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  21. All lovely lost and found marbles, not hurried at all.

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  22. Nice set of doors. Ottawa is on the list of places I’d like to visit. I hear it is a gem of a place.

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  23. slfinnell says:

    Lovely snowy doors! Not much snow in Mid-Missouri this winter. That is not a complaint lol

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  24. Lots of lovely red doors this week, thank you Norm. But I have to admit that my favourite is the pink one, number 840, with its fantastic stained glass window and beautiful moulding.

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  25. I love the mailbox and the snow in the shots, especially in the first one. I agree with Joanne about all the colors and the need for them at this time of year. You have a winning gallery here, Norm.

    janet

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  26. Ian Cross says:

    Lost marbles – is that term also used in Canada for mentally unstable? I like Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s door too. The inner polished brass doors are superb. My doors are from the Red Fort as promised. I posted the blog from my phone, so I didn’t get the full address of that specific blog, just my whole site. Sorry. Please alter it if you can. Best wishes, Ian

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  27. El Rolyat says:

    I love the lost marbles pic!

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  28. Joanne Sisco says:

    Great finds on a weekend when Ottawa was getting dumped on!! Door 840 is a colourful addition on a snowy day, but Lost Marbles is the best 🙂 You’re right, there is something about the combination of the 3 elements together … plus the fire hydrant! Maybe it’s just my need for colour right now! 🙂

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  29. Dan Antion says:

    I love the colors and I really like the names Lost Marbles and Mrs Tiggy Winkles. You have to hope stores like that can survive. I am a huge fan of letter boxes in the lobby and you snagged a nice one, Norm. It was also comforting to know that I wasn’t the only person photographing doors in blowing snow. There might be something wrong with us 🙂

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  30. reocochran says:

    I love the snow and thinking about your hurrying off to be somewhere but making sure we had some lovely doors pictures to see was a special gift, Norm.
    The brass, red and other doors were beautiful! Hope you had a fun Valentine’s Day, friend!

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  31. tgeriatrix says:

    Great collection! My favorite is no.840.

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  32. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely Street shots, I love the colours all very oldy worldly and then the splash of wall art ! The hotel looks fabulous in the real sense of the word very 1920’s. Art Nouveau. Great post thank you!! 😊

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  33. Vicky says:

    Excellent finds! Enough to put a smile on your face amidst that snow…

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  34. BeckyB says:

    oh that postbox is gorgeous . . . .also love the colour of the doors in the snow 🙂

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