Thursday Doors – March 15, 2018

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Colourful Doors in Vieux Terrebonne – Part 1

It wasn’t snowing this past weekend and the mild day was ideal for another doorscursion not too far from home, so off we went to explore some more of the historic and very colourful buildings in Vieux Terrebonne.

Here are some of the interesting discoveries captured on this visit.

Restaurants, shops, and even owners of some of the older homes in this area really try to draw attention to their lovely buildings by dressing them up in fun eye-catching colours.

Parked cars – the bane of every door photographer

The best I could do with that darn red car parked right in front of the door!

I’ve shown this one before a few years back while it was being repainted. It looks much prettier now.

Looking up the hill towards that church I showed you in a post a few weeks back.

This whitewashed field-stone building is the oldest structure in the area dating back to the late 1680’s – it’s a small museum now.

And again I had to get creative thanks to someone’s thoughtless parking choice right there in front of the door I wanted to photograph. Gee, the nerve of some people eh?

Lucky for me no one can park in front of their main entrance door.

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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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73 Responses to Thursday Doors – March 15, 2018

  1. reocochran says:

    Norm, this was a beautiful collection of doors which makes this village cozy and homey. My favorite view was the balcony with the Christmas tree on it. My Mom would choose the pink door! ❤️

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  2. They look so colourful in the snow, Norm, and so quaint and full of character. That whitewashed museum reminds me a lot of an Irish cottage, it even has red doors and windows ☺

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  3. Amy says:

    I love the pops of color Norm! Such a welcome reprieve during these gray days of winter. That lime green and corner entry sure makes a statement! I just don’t get the nerve of those people who park in the way of the perfect photography spots! 😉

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  4. pretty colors. I love pink so the hot pink I think is my favorite.

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  5. What a quaint and charming place. Interesting and beautiful buildings, windows, doors, and street scene! =)

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  6. Norm, great colored doors this week in a beautiful neighborhood. I was wondering if there is a name for the red roofed, caramel colored house. What style of home is that? Do you know? Approximate age?

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  7. Jennie says:

    A delight to view! Thank you, Norm.

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  8. joey says:

    Lots of charm and style in this selection. Love that red door, love the yellow screen door, the green and violet… I can park AT my back door, and sometimes I do, but it’s not a fab door beyond function.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joey. Hey folks gotta park somewhere right? It’s still a minor annoyance when I find a cool door but have to work around a parked car to get a shot of it. Incentive to go back another time I guess.

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  9. Sherry Felix says:

    Great set. I do love Victorian gingerbread.

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  10. Aimer Boyz says:

    Great street scene there, Norm. Reminds of that joke, you must have heard it…What’s The difference between Montreal and Toronto? In Montreal there’s a church on every corner, in Toronto there’s a bank 🙂
    Love those red doors!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. Ha, no I hadn’t heard that joke before. Most of the Montreal/Toronto jokes I know are related to hockey and making fun of the Leafs. I won’t tell any of them at the moment because Montreal’s hockey team doesn’t have anything to brag about and hasn’t for quite some time 😉

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  11. Rebel Girl says:

    I love the pink one. I want to start making door posts once the weather gets warmer. It looks like fun!

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  12. Ally Bean says:

    That basic red door calls to me. So pretty against the stone [plaster?]. Cool doors, one and all.

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  13. prior.. says:

    love the lime green with the marooon/red curtains – and that shot of the church down the street could make a nice painting
    🙂

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  14. Candy says:

    Great colors this week! I keep coming back to that second building. Who doesn’t love a chartreusey door?

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  15. JT Twissel says:

    A bit different from your usual grand buildings but looks like a charming area (and, yes, some drivers have no feelings whatsoever for the doors brigade!)

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  16. tgeriatrix says:

    Very nice colorful gallery!

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  17. Great selection of colorful doors, Norm. What a lovely area to take a walk, especially when it’s not snowing.

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  18. Terrific door finds, Norm! I wonder why some doors are located so high from the step; is this because of the snow? Certainly would be difficult to enter or leave from those doors.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Gordon. I have a few theories on the raised doors but honestly I’m not sure what the answer is. Next time we’re down there I’m going yo ask around and find out which, if any of my theories is correct.

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  19. Fabulous colours in this week’s set of doors, Norm. Beautiful.

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  20. tinahomeblog says:

    Love your post. Vieux Terrebonne is such a beautiful place. Love the pic of the street view where you see the church. These houses are soooooo nice. Could see myself living in one of those👍😊💕

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Lara. It is a lovely area indeed. We try to get out and take advantage of it more but it seems we always under-appreciate what we have in our own back yard 🙂

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  21. marianallen says:

    What a feast! Oh, that corner door, with the cupola above it! And, yeah, the nerve of some people, parking right in the way. There oughta be a law. “Pardon me, sir. I’m Joe Thursday, with the Door Police. Please move your vehicle.”

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Yeah, getting people to move their vehicles? I don’t have that kind of pull around here, or anywhere for that matter. It’s fun to think about it though 😀

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  22. These are all great, Norm, but no snow??? 🙂 We had some flurries two days ago, but hopefully that will be the end of it. We’ll see. I love the bright colors in those first two but #183 has got so much going for it. What a great area to explore, especially for doors!

    janet

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  23. Carrie Rubin says:

    That Da Pietro building is so pretty! Unique structure too.

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  24. Red and white, brick and dark green, these are classics. But I really liked that innovative brick and lime green. Lovely photos.

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  25. It’s a lovely area! I loved the yellow house with the garland strung across its front even with the red car in front, and #183 I think it was the house image under the yellow one. WOW! Instant fav. Love that color scheme, the trim, and all the little details. Door BONANZA this week Norm!

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  26. dennyho says:

    I want to be walking in this inviting place you’ve photographed for us Norm! The snow, the shops, the DOORS…picture perfect.

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  27. Dan Antion says:

    The second picture has so many favorite things. A corner door, a bumped-out turret and a balcony. Wow! The colors are fantastic. I like the pops of color looking down to the church.

    I do think that as head of Thursday Doors, you should be able to have cars towed away from doors.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Dan. We saw a few of those bumped out turrets but this one had the most interesting colours.
      I’m thinking I may need to register with the Quebec provincial police and get some kind of actual authority before I start threatening to have people towed. I agree though, they should grant me that power 😉

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  28. Joanne Sisco says:

    What a pretty community! There’s a lot of care and attention that’s gone into maintaining these beautiful buildings. I’m loving the one in the 3rd photo with the corner entrance and mini-turret!
    However patrons better watch out for the door in the 2nd last photo – that’s a big step!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joanne. I’m looking forward to showing you the area if you do make it out this way at some point.
      Next time we go back I’m going to have to ask somebody about that big step outside some of the doors. There are a few like this in fact. I have some theories but I’m not quite sure what the explanation is.

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      • Joanne Sisco says:

        We saw a lot of doorways like this in Greece on the island of Hydra. I assumed it was related to flooding – or maybe it’s insects.

        I’ve now booked the June portion of my trip to Quebec and I’ll be cycling the P’tit Train du Nord from L’Annonciation to St-Jérôme.
        My plan is to hit your ‘hood in August. I was hoping we could talk about it when you’re here at the end of the month.

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  29. Love these colors – hot pink, lime green, red. Beautiful. Those two doors at #83 with the curved glass, transom, and lace curtains are truly lovely. That is a wonderful area for a doorscursion, and thank you for taking us along. 🙂

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  30. scooj says:

    I am a big fan of recessed shopfront doors like your first two. The red doors at the end are most striking. Not snowing? What is wrong?

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  31. Yeah! Fun colours with stylish results. Dark green is my favourite, unsurprisingly. But but… you’re an hour early! I’m not ready yet!! 😮 I know I know, saving time. :p

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Oh, you guys don’t switch the clocks there? I can’t keep track of who does or doesn’t. It’s silliness really. We should all stop doing it. It leaves me out of sorts for a full week before my body can adjust.

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      • Oh we do, we do, it’s two more weeks until then or so. I must say that I don’t notice it much, I’m just glad that the day is catching up and will win eventually. (I’m just about finished, only now, so that one hour didn’t bother me much haha.)

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