Thursday Doors – March 16, 2017

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The Church with the (Really) Blue Doors

We drive past this rather modern looking church fairly regularly whenever we go into the city.

Each time we do I keep reminding myself  that I’ve been meaning to stop and take a few shots because of those attention-getting blue doors.

Recently I finally did take a few minutes to explore it a little closer.

You can see bare pavement and even a little grass in some of these shots because they were taken a few days before this week’s latest Snow-mageddon.

I wasn’t able to find out much about this place other than it was built in 1949-50 and is one of several bilingual Catholic churches in the Lanaudière region northeast of Montréal.

In fact a full bilingual website for a Catholic church in Québec is somewhat rare, but this part of Mascouche Heights used to have a high percentage of English speaking residents.

I’m not sure how well those bells are holding up to being so exposed to the elements year round.

I did find some older pics online where the trim and doors were a reddish brown colour.

I love the reflection of the tree in this shot – too bad the photographer got in the way.

I’m not sure when they decided to repaint using this funky blue, but I gotta say that I do like it a lot 🙂

As always I thank you for stopping by.

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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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74 Responses to Thursday Doors – March 16, 2017

  1. Pingback: Thursday Doors – March 23, 2017 | Ed Lehming Photography

  2. I like the shape of that church. It’s unusual. I like those blue doors.

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  3. That blue was a good choice when they repainted. It really makes the church stand out. Although its architecture probably does a pretty good job of that too. 🙂

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  4. lifelessons says:

    Love those blue doors! Here are some Mexican faux painted gate doors, for once not as colorful as yours! The next time I paint my house, I think my doors will be cobalt blue. I’ll send a pic.

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  5. reocochran says:

    I love the “funky blue” doors, Norm! The white snow really accentuated the beige stonework which displayed an interesting pattern of triangles, squares and diamonds like uneven puzzle pieces. The bell tower was splendid! 🙂

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  6. Candy says:

    Maybe there were some creative souls who had imput on the color. I like it!

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  7. jesh stg says:

    The blue is bright with the snow, but it probably is not that “blue” when the snow is gone! I like it, since my favorite blue to paint with is ultramarine blue, which is a little darker, and more leaning to the purple side. Am not an expert, but in Europe all the bells in towers are exposed to the elements, so they probably do something to take care of it!

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  8. The church really has a cool design and the blue adds empahsis to it. Loved the windows around the entry doors; great find!

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  9. marianallen says:

    I love this church! The stone plus the blue plus the stained glass panels are great mixes of colors and textures. The style is so weird, with feelings of the modern and the old at the same time. Great design, IMO.

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  10. LucciaGray says:

    Hi Norm. Lovely church door pictures:) Ive posted some literary doors I recently photographed.
    I think I did something wrong with the linky. Sorry I was on my mobile. My blog home page came up instead of my blog post.

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    These are great doors. When I see blue doors by themselves, it’s my favorite color. When I see them on a page with red doors, I get confused. If you add a black door or two, I go crazy. Thanks for keeping it simple today, Norm. As much as I like the doors, I really like the bell tower.

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  12. Lovely blue church doors! I have some blue church doors of a different sort, this week.
    https://klallendoerfer.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/thursday-doors-sunnyvale-fish/

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  13. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a cool church.
    Here is my entry for this week.
    http://wp.me/p3ZTqs-5Wd

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  14. bikerchick57 says:

    I wouldn’t call it a “funky” blue, Norm. Since my favorite colors have always been shades of blue and purple, I’m drawn to this church. Given the gray stone, that blue gives the church a needed lift and says “come to me,” without screaming too loud.

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  15. What a beautiful church! I’m glad you took your pictures in the winter – the snow adds a lot to the setting.

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  16. Those doors certainly grabbed my attention, hard to miss, aren’t they? Do you still have snow, Norm?

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      They sure do stand out Jean.
      Yes we still have lots of snow. We got another 35 cms here on Tuesday/Wednesday and in the city they got close to 50 cms. All of the main roads are clear but some of the side street still need to be cleared.
      We’re heading into town for a show later and I’m curious to see how the drive will be

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  17. With the walls and stone colors I think this choice of blue is lovely. Especially in the winter with all the white snow! Of course I’m a HUGE fan of blue and white anything. 🙂 It’s a lovely church.

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  18. jazzytower says:

    That blue does make it pop!

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  19. Norm 2.0 says:

    Fixed it. Not sure why but the link you used was invalid/incomplete. Have you tried using the “get shortlink” tool in the post editor?

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  20. Lynn says:

    Hope you are not too buried in snow down there Norm!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Lynn. Not too bad here north of the city. We only got about 35 cms. In town it was worse, some spots got up to 47 cms. The city says it’ll be another 4-5 days before they get it all cleared. They haven’t even touched the side streets near my moms place yet.

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  21. Vicky says:

    Oh, what vivid blue! It stands out so beautifully and makes the church look so inviting, even in the snow. What a great find! The main doors and window design around them is very striking…

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  22. conspicari says:

    Great looking church, the Blue colour certainly suits those doors. :>)

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  23. Almost Iowa says:

    It is rare to find a church designed in the modern style that is truly beautiful, this one is.

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  24. joey says:

    It is funky, and I think that makes it more cheerful than it would be otherwise 🙂

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  25. Norm, when you get a chance, would you remove my first link? It goes not to my TD entry but to the weather for Yosemite! Evidently the “copy” for TD didn’t take the first time. 😦 Thanks.

    janet

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  26. That bright blue looks so cheerful and I really like the designs around the door and on the bell “tower”, although I wonder about exposure to the elements as well.

    janet

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. I’m pretty sure most church bells are made of cast bronze – not sure how that holds up to cold and moisture though. Something for me to research further just because I’m curious and a little weird that way 😉

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  27. Oh yes, I’m glad that you stopped, and you chose the perfect day to do it. Also, you’re not in the way in that reflection. Vont très bien ensemble. 🙂

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  28. Helen Bushe says:

    How well the blue suits this church, especially in the snow. I can’t imagine any other colour would work nearly as well.

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  29. Very handsome and unique. Love the blue doors as well as the gorgeous surround. Good ones. 🙂

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  30. Joanne Sisco says:

    Blue is a much better colour selection than any red or *ish*. The big white crosses on the doors is certainly eye catching … especially framed by that peaked arch of window! It doesn’t hurt that the back end is stone either 🙂

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  31. Suvi says:

    What an interesting looking church, you found great details! And blue doors are always so inviting 🙋

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  32. ianbcross says:

    Bleu, bleu, l’amour est bleu, bleu comme ma coeur – Vicky Leandros. Can’t get it out of my head now, Norm! Good selection. I’m in Delhi, of course. Ian

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