Thursday Doors – May 11, 2017

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More Historic Buildings (and Doors) in L’Assomption, Québec

First a quick note: If you participated in Thursday Doors last week and did not see a comment from me, please check in your comments spam folder. It seems that for some unexplained reason my comments were being flagged as spam. If you’re not sure how all that works you can read this post to get a better idea what I’m talking about.

I’m told that all had been resolved so we should be back to normal this week.

As I mentioned in my post last week, the town of L’Assomption in the Lanaudière region northeast of Montréal is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year.

A few weeks back during a break from the constant rain around here we took an afternoon walk through the historic section of town to capture some of their oldest and grandest homes.

Here are some of my favorite shots including this lovely 140 year-old place

and these 200+ year-old stone homes

And this one which is neither old nor grand, but oh how I loved the red and white awnings offset against the red brick facade 🙂

As always, thanks so such for visiting 🙂

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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 – May 11, 2017

  1. marianallen says:

    What a great bunch of buildings! That first one is all kindsa beautiful, and I couldn’t agree more about how terrific those awnings are. Thanks!

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  2. reocochran says:

    That first building was stupendous, Norm! Very nicely contrasted between beautiful red brick and the crisp, clean white details. It was like “lace” along the porch. Sigh!
    The old stone is so aged with beauty and grace. Thanks for two very special places displayed.
    Enjoy your week and thanks for continuing to be a gracious host to Thursday’s Doors. smiles xo

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  3. I love the balcony on that first house! The town looks like a beautiful place to visit. 🙂

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  4. I like red and white awnings too. It reminds me of a barber shop. I love the first stone house’s door. That first house is awesome.

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Fabulous photos Norm, like you I also love the one with the red and white blinds😱💝

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  6. Like they say, start your story with a bang to get your audience’s interest and that 140 yr old beauty did the job! Eveything about that building and doors was fantastic. Not that the rest of your buildings and doors didn’t measure up; awesome post, Norm!

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  7. LucciaGray says:

    The first building is stunning.

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  8. Love all these stone houses, and the doors are mostly in character with each one. Thanks for posting this collection.

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  9. Another great collection of doors. The first building is so lovely and fancy! I’m such a sucker for fancy architecture. All of the buildings and doors were interesting.

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  10. jesh stg says:

    You, your comment reached me! The first one is a pristine building with all the whistles and bells:) But I love the textured walls of the second building, and would raise the bar if the door takes a coat of paint:) Hope your spam issues are over for good!

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    Hmmm, my pingback made it, my Like seems to have made it but my comment is MIA. Oh well. I think it went something like: I love stone buildings and old wooden doors, but that building at the top has so much going for it that it’s the fav today. In fact, If I start to assemble a top-10 Norm’s doors list, it might be on it. It’s a contender for sure. The red and white awnings do make striking statement. Great collection, as always, Norm and thanks again for keeping this show on the road.

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  12. tinahomeblog says:

    I love these homes !!!! Beautiful pictures.

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  13. The building with the red and white awnings makes me feel like if I walked in, I’d be given an ice cream soda and listen to a barbershop quartet

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  14. Oh my the 140 yr. old stole my heart! I love the widow’s walk fencing. It’s a crown!
    The red and white striped awnings on the red brick is lovely, and I love how the windows in the red door mimic stripes to match the awnings.

    Wonderful selection this week Norm!

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  15. Vicky says:

    Last time I participated, you were deep in snow, glad to see your weather looks better! And what a lovely place to walk around, some beautiful buildings, doors and windows and the red awnings are just so perfectly aligned, gorgeous!

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  16. joey says:

    Ooh, so much pretty! I love #349. It doesn’t have a yard. Perhaps they could move it here to me!? 😉
    I wonder what it’s like to live RIGHT on the sidewalk?

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joey. In some of the older towns and villages around here, houses that open up virtually onto the street are not uncommon. Buildings that were there back when the street was only a cart path…etc.
      Not my first choice for a place to live. Even if it’s a quiet area, I don’t think I could get used to the sound of cars passing THAT close to my house. I get the feeling I’d be constantly flinching and expecting a big crash 😀

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  17. Lynn says:

    What a beautiful collection Norm!

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  18. Sherry Felix says:

    lovely historic houses. I love the first one and the old 349 door with the old lace curtain.

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  19. So much drama in that first photo! Love it! But really, all of these are gorgeous.

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  20. There is something about natural brick. I love these old houses. I was so taken by all the details, I forgot to look at the doors. Scrolling back now.

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  21. dennyho says:

    The ‘candy cane’ house is a stand out in this collection! It must be photographed alot around the Christmas season.

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  22. They’re all great, Norm, but I love the first one! I’ve had the spam thing happen, too, either with my comments or those of others. Mostly, though, they’re just spam.


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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. I am very grateful for the spam filtering feature on WordPress. It does bug out once in a while, but 95% of the time it works wonderfully. Considering what we pay for it I won’t be complaining any time soon 😉

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  23. drkottaway says:

    What beautiful rock walls in yours!

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  24. anglogermantranslations says:

    And here’s my contribution for this week – very British (or English as we prefer to call it, “die feine englische Art” 🙂 )

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  25. It’s lovely to see such beautifully kept old houses, Norm. That first one is wonderful, I love the roof and the balcony over the door and the porch. Heck, even the fire escape looks good. 🙂

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  26. anglogermantranslations says:

    I know you like to pick one of other participants’ doors and say you like it best. Well, I find each one of your samples equally interesting!

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  27. Susi Lovell says:

    What fabulous houses. The modern one with the stick candy awnings made me laugh – whoever lives there is obviously a very cheerful person!

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  28. Joanne Sisco says:

    That first house is a treasure!! … and the weather blue door at 349 is an aging beauty, but surely they could do better than the tiny overhang that’s currently over the door!

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  29. bikerchick57 says:

    Wonderful doors, Norm. The house is gorgeous, yet another door I’d like to walk through and see what’s inside. As for the brick building with the red and white awnings…the owner should be sellling ice cream! 🙂

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  30. You set the bar high, Norm. 🙂 Those first two ladies are looking pretty great for their age. 🙂

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  31. Nato says:

    Nice collections of beauties!

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  32. OOH i love the stone walls but number 349 gets my vote for the door photo. Louise

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  33. ianbcross says:

    The first building is tremendous. Such character! But what a shame about the fire escape. The cottages look rather like Brittany, which is hardly surprising. I do hope the weather improves and you can post some sunshine shots next week.

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