Thursday Doors – January 11, 2018

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One Last Look at 2017

At the end of 2017 a number of our Thursday Doors contributors posted year-end retrospectives of their own favorite door finds.

Before turning the page on 2017 once and for all I thought I’d do something similar myself.

For my look back at last year I decided to narrow it down to one favorite for each month.

It was not an easy task but is was a fun exercise to take one last look back at all the doors I captured last year.

From the Plateau Mont-Royal borough in Montréal – no doubt, it’s the colours that made this one my number one pick for January.

This beauty sitting in the snow is from St. George’s Anglican church in downtown Montreal – it made the cut as my choice for February.

Another church door made the cut for March. This one is from the First Baptist Church in downtown Ottawa.

This charming example of 19th century Québecois architecture in Vieux Ste-Rose north of Montréal was my fave for April.

My choice for May was this small apartment complex with the candy-cane coloured trim in L’Assomption which is north-east of Montréal.

This little mailbox door found on Ile D’Orleans near Québec City was just too a-door-able not to choose for June 😀

This black and red beauty from the Byward Market in Ottawa stood out among all the interesting doors I posted back in July.

August was another tough choice, with this beauty from one of the buildings at the Loyola Campus of Concordia University in Montréal narrowly beating out a few other strong contenders from the same neighbourhood.

For September this Viking door from the L’Anse-aux-Meadows National Historic Site in northern Newfoundland was my top pick.

I chose this Viking church door also at the Viking Village site also at L’Anse-aux-Meadows as the best of my October doors.

My top pick from the November posts was this weathered beauty from the old Église Ste-Eustache church north-east of Montréal.

For December with the holidays on everyone’s mind, this one from the local outdoor Christmas market in Terrebonne was not a difficult choice.

That’s it for 2017 and by all accounts I’d say that it was a good year for door discoveries.

I’m already looking forward to seeing what we’ll find in 2018. I wish you all many fruitful doorscursions this year!

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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81 Responses to Thursday Doors – January 11, 2018

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  2. Nice way to wrap up the year.

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  3. Corina says:

    Great picks for a retrospective. I had missed some of them.

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  4. Lovely set of doors. (Suzanne)

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  5. Wonderful retrospective, Norm. I have such a thirst for color — of course I liked those best. And how could I resist those candy-cane awnings — how cheerful! Hugs.

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  6. Jennie says:

    Ahhh… this was such a treat to revisit the best of the best. Thank you, Norm.

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  7. Tara says:

    I want a purple-ish French Canadian house! And I can’t believe the red awnings are from MAY. Wow. Time flies. Lovely retrospective. To 2018 doors!

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  8. Amy says:

    Wow Norm! It was so much fun going back and looking through all your amazing door captures. I was like, “ohh, I remember that one….yes, that’s a gorgeous one….mhmmm…great choice.” 😉 Thanks for the retrospective. And thanks for hosting such a fun gathering! 🙂

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  9. Happy New Year!! I love all of them especially the January one.

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  10. tgeriatrix says:

    What a lovely collection! Even I looked at them in 2017 it was fun to review. My favorite is the first one.

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  11. slfinnell says:

    You could certainly have a beautiful calendar with all your doors per month! Looking forward to 2018!

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  12. Amazing doors, I loved the variety of doors you included. I couldn’t pick a favorite. =)

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  13. LearaWrites says:

    These are wonderful!

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  14. Leah says:

    Some very cool doors, Norm. Love the Viking doors. Also, the church doors with the different sized pushie-plates (a little rusty on my door terminology). I wonder if that was an accident or done for some mysterious reason I’ll never understand (as with most things churchie).

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  15. lifelessons says:

    The Viking church has to be my favorite. Wonderful contrast in your faves.

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  16. Jackie says:

    What a great idea! I’m not sure if I have 12 months of Thursday Doors.

    I think my favourite is the first one.

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  17. jesh stg says:

    In trying to choose a favorite, I noticed you went to a lot of churches! Hope it had a good influence on you:):) A belated very happy New Year to you and yours.

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  18. JT Twissel says:

    It’s impossible to pick a favorite. They are all winners. Is that a purple staircase in the first photo?

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  19. Omg, how many great doors! Why did not I get here earlier?

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  20. Excellent recap, and selection of doors for the year. I loved that little mailbox, the church doors, and the Pho door.

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  21. What a great selection of doors, Norm. It’s amazing how varied and interesting Thursday Doors posts can be.

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  22. Excellent choices to highlight your 2017 collection! Happy New Year for 2018!

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  23. What a wonderful way to re-cap your year of doors. I loved seeing that beautifully unique iPho door again. Looking forward to your 2018 doors!

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  24. Cee Neuner says:

    NOrm, I have no clue how you come up with such wonderful and delightful doors week after week. I did photograph a door this week. I hope you enjoy.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Cee. Some weeks it seems that Thursday comes along quicker than other so it keeps me scrambling for content. But as you know better than I, it’s also an awful lot of fun 🙂


  25. dimlamp says:

    An impressive collection. Happy New Year!

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  26. marianallen says:

    Wonderful choices! That iPho door has to be my all-time favorite, though. 🙂

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  27. sorryless says:

    Excellent choices all. I would have to go with St Georges though, if pressed . .

    Great fun!

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  28. An abundance of beauties! Thank you for sharing, Norm. Happy new year.

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  29. You had a lovely yearful of doors. The one from January is incredible. And in a different way, so is the one from October.

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  30. So many doors, too many choices. I love them all, Norm. Thanks so much for being Mr. A-Door-Able and our fearless leader. Happy 2018!


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  31. Suzanne says:

    They are all beautiful. The Viking Church and the Mailbox are my favorites.

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  32. joey says:

    A marvelous review! Love that purple though. The snow in that shot doesn’t hurt, either 🙂 Thank you for this outlet, Norm, I appreciate your dedication.

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  33. Joanne Sisco says:

    I love this recap! I wish I had thought of it too 🙂

    Not surprisingly, you have 12 great choices, but I also couldn’t help but notice the changing seasons from month to month. I also couldn’t help notice the different colours, textures, and elegance (for lack of a better word). All in all, I’d say you had a spectacular door year in 2017.

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  34. Dan Antion says:

    You picked a nice group of winners, Norm. Not a bum in the lot, as they used to say. I was trying to pick a favorite. Out of the first few, I like the steep-arched Anglican church. After that, it got too hard. They’re all good.

    Welcome back and I hope 2018 is off to a good start!

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  35. Definitely some of the best of your best, BUT how can I look past the purple. Love the purple. 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you Judy 🙂
      Yeah that purple one is hard to beat. That whole stretch of homes on that street is often referred to as our equivalent to San Francisco’s Painted Ladies. The entire block of buildings is done in bright colors.


  36. My favourite from your favourites would have to be the red and black door from July. It’s quite art deco looking and I know I wouldn’t be able to resist going through that door.
    A great recap, Norm. I hope to join in a bit more than I did last year.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Hugh. That red and black combination is one of my overall faves as well.
      Please feel free to join in as often or not as you see fit. Everyone is busy and life pulls us all in 15 directions at the same time. The idea is to have fun. No quotas. No pressure. All the best for 2018 my friend 🙂

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  37. Oh yes, a most excellent collection and selection. I’m glad you made one. Looking forward to next year’s!

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  38. bikerchick57 says:

    Fabulous year, fabulous doors Norm! I love the colorful January door, but also the simple Viking doors. You’ve had a number of fun doorscursions Happy 2018 and here’s to plethora of doors for everyone!

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  39. reocochran says:

    This is like an amazing, colorful motivation to search the World for Doors! 🌍 🌐 🌎 Thanks again for all your caring encouraging words to all of us Doors chasers!
    Hope this New Year brings you less pain (tendonitis) and much more Joy! 💞

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  40. Sherry Felix says:

    Glad you included the Viking one.

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  41. Love the recap! January is like something out of Mary Poppins and May could be made into an ornament I’d hang on a tree

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