Thursday Doors – August 10, 2017

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. 

Note: I will be on hiatus and unable to run our Thursday Doors event the weeks of Aug 31, Sept 7 and 14th, but don’t despair friends, during that time you will still be able to post your doors to our link-up. Yes, thanks to a a few wonderful (and very kind) guest hosts, Thursday Doors will be blog hopping around during my absence. Watch this space for more news about our exciting Thursday Doors hits the road event in the weeks to come.

Loyola Campus Concordia University, N.D.G. – Montréal (Part 1)

We hit pay-dirt when we decided to visit the Loyola Campus of Montreal’s Concordia University during a recent doorscursion in the borough of NDG.

I believe this might be a selfie

One of Montreal’s two English language universities, I went to Concordia in the mid-late 1980’s, and again in the past few years as well.

Because of the programs I was in, all of my classes were held at the more modern downtown campus, and aside for a few exams I never had any reason to visit the older Loyola campus.

So I’m glad we took some time to walk around and explore while we were in the area a few weeks back.

The Loyola campus west of downtown is a wonderful mix of old historic buildings dating back to the days of religious Jesuit schools, interspersed with modern steel and glass structures that can be so much fun for photographers to play around with.

A semi-selfie?

Yes I know, half of my shots this week are not even about doors 😦

But for those who follow me on Instagram you know how much fun I had experimenting with different shapes, angles, and reflections.

I got so many wonderful shots from this one outing that I’ll have more to share with you in a second post next week as well.

But for now let’s look at some of the wonderful doors I found:

I LOVE ghost doors!

As always, thanks so much 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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51 Responses to Thursday Doors – August 10, 2017

  1. marianallen says:

    Shapes, angles, doors, arches, brickwork, stonework, and ghost doors. I’m in heaven!

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  2. Wow, you went to this university (on the other side) and didn’t see these doors? It’s good that you had the opportunity to return to explore and discover these great doors! Have a great hiatus and bring back some great door finds for the future.

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  3. JT Twissel says:

    I’ve always been a sucker for angles and reflections!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Oh Jan, if it wasn’t for the later time of day I could have probably spent at least a few more hours wandering around there experimenting with different angles.


  4. Enjoy your break, Norm, I’m on one myself! But I have some more doors and will add them soon!

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  5. reocochran says:

    Norm, your angles and perspectives are really artistic. 😊 I enjoyed several doors, too. The first (let’s get serious and show a door) example you gave was beautiful with wood showing its age. I liked the interesting carving or molded in stone, kettle or cauldron with a lion and it may be an elephant (?) This was so unique and not like a church or a legal building. The orange golden door with metal rivets seemed like from a back door Toba castle.

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  6. Vanessa says:

    I, too, love ghost doors. The weedier, the better 🙂

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  7. I’m not sure I’ve found a “ghost door” yet. Now I’ll have to be sure to be on the look out! I love the wooden doors on the FC building and the stone sculpture above looks very interesting! 🙂

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  8. dennyho says:

    I’ve not heard of ‘ghost doors’, and they are a unique find.

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  9. Jackie says:

    Thanks for this trip down memory lane! My first husband was a Loyola boy and lived around the corner. My sister got her undergraduate degree here also.

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  10. jesh stg says:

    Impressive front of this university! Because you specify English-speaking university, I wonder if there are also French speaking uni-s …?
    In W -Europe several “international” universities have been added in the last decades – Holland has at least 8-10 added. My son graduated of one of the latter,since English is his first language.

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  11. You got some lovely shots with different angles, Norm. The main entrance is fabulous and I love the wooden double doors with the side lanterns, set in the redbrick wall.

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  12. Very nice! As always.
    I’m hoping to get back to regular doors-ing soon, once summer really starts to wane. I’m excited about the hopping Doors! Glad that it will continue if you’re unable to do it for a few weeks. I’ll be back to “normal” (using that term loosely) by then. 🙂

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  13. Vicky says:

    Very nice shots Norm, thanks for taking us there… some impressive doors too! Heading over for an instagram follow 🙂

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  14. treerabold says:

    I did a double take on the ghost door! I enjoyed your angles and shapes.

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  15. I enjoy being able to see the door through the big C statue. Also the photo is great of the steps leading way up–I am certain I have seen those steps and door in a film (or maybe two)

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. I tried to angle the big C shot so the door would be visible.
      It’s possible that building has been seen in movies but I couldn’t say for sure which ones.


  16. Yep, I’ve been enjoying your IG feed, and love to see the doors here. WOW, that old building with the doors at the top of the stairs is gorgeous! So stately, and palatial!

    I hope you’re doing something fun while Thursday Doors goes on the road. I’m looking forward to seeing where the blog hops with guest hosts. :)Be safe!

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  17. Dan Antion says:

    I love the door at the top of all those stairs! I also really like th angles and lines photos. I know it’s a doors post, but I keep trying to get interesting shots like that so I feel like I’m in good company. I’m glad to hear your keeping the train on the tracks while you’re gone.

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  18. joey says:

    I also went with campus doors today 🙂 I, too, thought there would be more doors of interest than there actually were. I love the paneled, hardware-trimmed doors and that’s an awesome ghost door!

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  19. Joanne Sisco says:

    I really liked your interesting photos on IG, with a great followup of new photos here! From your camera lens it hasn’t been boring glass and steel!!
    I like the mix of old and new. My favourite is the rounded building about half-way down. There is just something about rounded features in a world of right-angled corners that really appeals to me.

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  20. Oh yes, gorgeous building and doors.

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  21. ianbcross says:

    Beautiful campus. I don’t mind the lack of doors.

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  22. It looks like your visit was a photographer’s delight. 🙂

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  23. I also love that ghost door!

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