Thursday Doors – October 26, 2017

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Doors at the Ends of the Earth – L’Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland 

For such a small place L’Anse Aux Meadows on Newfoundland’s northern peninsula turned out to be very fruitful for doors. We visited reproductions of two Viking settlements in previous posts here and here.

In between those visits we hung around the village to soak in the remoteness of the place and to get an appreciation for what life is like in a spot that feels like it could be the ends of the earth.

On the northern tip of Newfoundland, wind-swept grassy meadows, sky, sea, and rocks dominate the views in every direction.

The wind and the elements are hard on man-made structures in these parts,

and constant maintenance is needed.

We found that many of the homes, sheds, and boathouses in the area have otherworldly qualities to them.

Not because of anything magnificent in terms of design or inventive architecture,

but because in tiny villages that are this remote, one can’t help but feel like you’ve stepped out into a completely different world.

Having grown up and lived most of my life in a city surrounded by millions of other people I have now come to appreciate the peace and quiet of life in the burbs.

However, as much as I like the tranquility of life outside of the city, I don’t know how I would cope if I was ever dropped off in a place this remote for any serious length of time.

But it sure is a beautiful place to visit 🙂

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About Norm 3.0

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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66 Responses to Thursday Doors – October 26, 2017

  1. reocochran says:

    I like weathered and worn buildings but the smallness of the buildings creates quite a stark contrast to the vastness of the sea and land! Wow, Norm!

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  2. Brett says:

    Lovely photos!

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  3. Jennie says:

    Stunning. The weathered bright colors set alone in a magnificent landscape is perfect.

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  4. I like that red boathouse. That is too remote for me.

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  5. That first photo!! So evocative of place!

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  6. prior.. says:

    same here – could not drop off for too long – but love the serenity for a time – and what a nice selection of doors and thoughts – the colors were so nice – bright but not too vibrant – and so that gave it more interest – the final door was my fav – but glad we never have to pick just one. 🙂

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  7. I love their weathered and remote beauty, but I’m not sure I’d last long in a place like that (although, I guess if I didn’t know another existence, it would seem normal). It might be the perfect place to get away and write the novel that is supposed to be in all of us… as long as I had a dog to keep me company… and a plane ticket home.

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  8. There is a tangible beauty to remoteness, but I’m not sure that I’d want to stay too long either. I love how they’ve weathered. The whites and greens of the first place seem to be a perfect fit for the green landscape. Beautiful shots Norm!

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  9. jesh stg says:

    Your observation about nature dominating the view, is the same when living in the forest. I love it -it brings rest and tranquility. In LA -even in the suburbs where I lived before, one’s senses are constantly overstimulated. Love these houses, especially the first red one. That kind of siding is foreign to Europe. Thanks Norm for taking out time from your vacation to photograph these for us!

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  10. Leah says:

    Absolutely beautiful, but certainly someplace I could only visit (and preferably in summer). I’m a country kid, but that looks just a little too remote for me.

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  11. Candy says:

    Wow, that chartreuse shed certainly makes a statement out there! There is a melancholy feel to these buildings.

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  12. Carrie Rubin says:

    Such beautiful shots! I’d love to visit Newfoundland. I’ve been trying to talk my husband into an Eastern Canadian cruise, but he’s not on board yet. Wants to go somewhere warmer. Maybe I can show him your pictures and convince him!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Carrie. I hear those east coast cruises are getting quite popular. It would be a good way to get a snapshot of a beautiful part of the country. Keep working on him then, and yes feel free to show him my pics if you think it’ll help 😉

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  13. Mmmm, remote. 🙂 I breathe remote. But remote + harsh weather… that could be a bit over the top. I like your photos, they are gentle somehow.

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  14. Helen Bushe says:

    I love the basic design of these and yet they all look different. They weather beautifully too.

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  15. Ally Bean says:

    The bright green building with door to match is weirdly appealing to me. Great photos of other buildings, too. But that one beckons.

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  16. ianbcross says:

    Wonderful words, Norm. Somehow, I lost the pictures.

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  17. Although I love the look of peace and tranquility there, it’s a bit too remote, even for me. I love village life, just enough people to keep me from becoming a hermit, but not as crowded or busy as large towns and cities.

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  18. Wendy says:

    I love the colours in the third pic – great photos.

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  19. Debbie Smyth says:

    Some great doors, and buildings, Norm. There is wonderful light in your second shot, and i love the pale colours and textures in the final one.
    I was a bit short on attractive doors this week, so I hope you don’t mind an open one.

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  20. Dymoon says:

    you have to know you made my knees week, all I needed was the candle light.. what a delicious feast you served up today.. wonderful captures….

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  21. Thank you for taking us along on this trip – gorgeous. The doors just spell ‘character.’ 🙂 Although, I would have wanted a few hours and a chair to sit down and contemplate the meaning of life in that beautiful place.

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  22. Sherry Felix says:

    Nice desolate feel. They remind me of New England Saltboxes

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  23. I know what you mean about actually living there, Norm. I would find it difficult to be without trees, I think. But there’s an austere beauty here, despite what must be a hard life that creates very self-sufficient, independent people, people weathered like their doors and buildings. I like the photo with the boat the best.


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  24. Susi Lovell says:

    Just love these photos!

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  25. A beautifully weathered skull of a moose (?) As for that mellow blue house (3rd in your series), it leaves me wondering what the colour was before it weathered into what it is now.

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  26. Dan Antion says:

    I feel bad for the poor souls who have to maintain and repair these doors and buildings, but I really do like the weathered look. The bottom structure is by far my favorite, that’s a great photo, too.

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  27. Joanne Sisco says:

    The elements are definitely harsh on wooden structures, but it’s the size of the potholes in the 2nd last photo that grabbed my attention. Good grief – I would lose my car in there!!

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  28. Jackie says:

    Definitely the green, my favourite colour.

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  29. The weathered door (and roof) of the first splendidly meshes with the landscape, making the house seemingly something more organic than human-made.The framing, the landscape, are splendid. I know all my ancestors are from this region when I look at such an image like that and think that would be a nice place to spend a summer vacation. 😉

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  30. dweezer19 says:

    It sure is beautiful!

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  31. joey says:

    It’s ever so gorgeous. I love the weathered bits. Very fond of the reds here. They’re a great contrast. Like you, I’m definitely a city person, which makes countryside a perfect vacation 🙂

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