Thursday Doors – June 14, 2018

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Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré – Québec City Region (Part 3)

Picking up from where I left off with  part 1 here and part 2 here – I crossed the street from the main Basilica and decided to explore the two historic chapels directly across the road. If you look closely you can see their two steeples on the lower left of this shot.

The buildings are replicas of older churches built on this site dating back as far as 1676.

The doors on both were not much to write home about.

But the older of the two buildings had a somewhat more elaborately decorated interior that was worth exploring.

The most interesting door in the bunch may well have been the one on this old utility building beside the older chapel.

With its peaceful pale blue ceilings and gold trim the interior of the older chapel really stole the show for me.

Under normal circumstance I’d have stopped there but there was one more door to a small art gallery that I had noticed just up the street.

In fact it kinda felt like there were eyes watching me….

I’m just glad I took the time to investigate, regardless of who saw who first 😉

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56 Responses to Thursday Doors – June 14, 2018

  1. Amy says:

    I love the set of well-worn doors and the colored glass in transom window above. That art gallery was just begging for someone to come inside and take a peek 😉

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  2. Jennie says:

    Truly majestic, Norm. I’d be completely happy with the charming utility building. 🙂

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  3. marianallen says:

    VERY nice doors! I love that fanlight.

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  4. I like the design of the first one. The inside is beautiful.

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  5. Aimer Boyz says:

    Love the “watching you” doors. Too cute 🙂

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  6. Love the architecture of these churches. Great selection.

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  7. Candy says:

    The is a simple beauty in those old church doors. You would never expect that richly decorated interior.
    I don’t think I’ve ever looked a door in the eye!

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  8. jesh stg says:

    It must look beautiful at midnight Christmas mass! All year, the outside is very impressive. If you would not have the text here, it easily could have been mistake for somewhere in Europe:) Beuatiful post, Norm!

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  9. Norm, you do show us some fascinating architecture from your part of the world. These chapels may be smaller but they sure aren’t any less spectacular.

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  10. I love that blue ceiling, too, Norm. Fabulous interior shots, and nice bit of histoy.

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  11. klara says:

    the interior of the chapel is really stunning.

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  12. JT Twissel says:

    Mighty fancy! That pink altar room is way over the top! I think those eyeballs were flirting with you.

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  13. I love the interior of the old chapel too. The pastel colors of the interior almost makes it look like you took a photograph of a dollhouse-sized chapel. Possible caption for your image of the gallery: My eye’s a-door you.

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  14. Your doors are always amazing, Norm. The architecture is gorgeous even if some of the doors seem ordinary!

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  15. Carrie Rubin says:

    Wonderful selection. That chapel is so pretty with its pastel colors.

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  16. Dan Antion says:

    What a wonderful day you had, Norm. It must have been great fun walking around and into these buildings. I love the architecture. Maybe not the best doors, but hey, they open and close, so you covered the bases nicely!

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  17. Ally Bean says:

    Nice eyes on those last doors. The old church had a Gallic rooster on the steeple, huh? Sounds fascinating.

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  18. Tara says:

    What you lookin’ at, Willis, er, Door? Very funky.

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  19. Again, the stonework reminds me of Brittany. But the luscious interior is baroque/rococo.
    The last door is interesting – the eyes have it!

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  20. joey says:

    Hah! Those flirty yellow doors are so cute! And one of the first things I saw this morning, so yay me 🙂
    That trio of steeples is interesting, in an unusual way. Don’t think I’ve seen that shape before…. I really like the old white wooden doors and the stained glass above. I would have stopped and snapped those fersure!
    Great doors!

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  21. Pistachios says:

    Maybe those chapel doors just need a new coat of paint. The buildings themselves are really something to behold, and that deep blue sky makes for a good backdrop!

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  22. That first chapel is so lovely, Norm. I like the side view of the second one for the soft colors. It all seems so peaceful. Hugs.

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  23. tgeriatrix says:

    Back from vacation, I brought some doors back. I will start with a collection of green ones:

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  24. The doors of the old building is interesting. But the last photo shows how simple it is to change an ordinary door into something you can’t tear your eyes away from. Wonderful.

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  25. Jackie says:

    OK I really do have to go back there. Was in Montreal on the weekend but for a family function so was only on the West Island.

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  26. A grand mix of exteriors, interiors and eyes on doors. 🙂 I love also that glassy arch above one of the doors.

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  27. Well worth investigating, Norm. The chapel you showed really gives a feeling of peace. They eyes on the doors of the art gallery are…cough…eye-catching. 🙂


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  28. Susi Lovell says:

    Next time I’m in the area, I’ll really have to check these out. I’m glad you followed up with these two churches – and the eye door!

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  29. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’ve never visited any of these buildings. The big white one reminds me of a cake topper 🙂 but the eyes on the door steal the show!

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