Thursday Doors – July 5, 2018

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Cathédrale de Saint-Jérôme – (St. Jerome, Quebec)

St-Jerome is a small town of close to 70,000 located 60 kms (37 mi) north of Montréal. It is considered the gateway to the lower Laurentian mountains with it’s cottage country and ski resorts that are coveted by outdoor enthusiasts from the city and all over eastern North America.

We were in the area recently to have supper with visiting blog buddy Joanne Sisco before she embarked on her multi-day cycling adventure on the Le Petit Train du Nord rails-to-trails linear park.

While there we took a few moments between thunder showers to explore the main town square and of course its tallest building, the local Cathedral.

As is often the case, the current Cathedral, which was built in 1897, replaced the original church that the community had outgrown.

Built in the Neo-classical style of locally quarried stone the tallest of the towers is just over 80 ft (24 m) high.

Now I have to admit that I was a little underwhelmed by the look of most of the doors on this otherwise impressive structure.

Luckily however, thanks to the amazing late-day golden hour light that was peeking in among the clouds, I still manged to get some pretty nice shots.

Gorgeous stained glass!

And here are a few bonus doors on an old historical 240+ year-old home across from the Cathedral.

I saw a few other interesting old building I wished we had time to explore, but the light was fading and it was time to head home.

Hopefully we’ll find the time to head back there later this summer to explore further.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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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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54 Responses to Thursday Doors – July 5, 2018

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    Red doors with arch above. My faves always.

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  3. Lovely shots, I especially enjoyed the stain glass and the door with the “letters” sign on it. 🙂

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  4. Enjoyed your collection of doors this week; with all of the Church/Cathedral doors that you have posted, it’s amazing that you always manage to find more beauties to post!

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  5. pretty church. I like the stained glass and the red doors.

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  6. Beautiful cathedral! I love the red doors!

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  7. joey says:

    Nice walk ya had there!
    When I woke up this morning and saw the LETTRES door, I had some serious deja vu.
    Also very fond of the pretty stained glass window and the blue doors.

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  8. The cathedral is gorgeous, and I love the portico comme balcony, and arched doors.
    Those windows!!! Stunning!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Deborah. I would have loved to get a few more shots of the portico but there was that ugly yellow safety/caution tape all around the entrance. Not sure why, I didn’t see any visible damage and there were no repairs going on.

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  9. Great doors, Norm. I love that stained glass window.

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  10. Beautiful shots in gorgeous light. You make all the doors stand out.

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  11. JT Twissel says:

    I like the detail on the stairs in that last shot.

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  12. Jennie says:

    Wow! I think that says it all. 🙂

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  13. Handsome historic doors, beautiful stained glass windows and an interesting mailbox and lovely risers thrown in as a bonus.

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  14. slfinnell says:

    Such beautiful churches as always. So jealous that one of my daycare families is leaving tomorrow for vacation to your wonderful country. Might have to stow away in their trunk lol

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  15. Sherry Felix says:

    You found some gems. Nicely processed too.

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  16. jesh stg says:

    The design of the first red door I really like. Gorgeous church building, but I wonder if there’s a name for this architectural style – I see elements of renaissance in there… and the decoration on the last stairs are very attractive. The style of the houses across the cathedral seem to fit!

    Your important question about the pizza on my post – it’s less than once a year I eat pizza or hamburger, because the taste of the “normal” ones are too greasy for me – a long answer to say – I don’t know how the the gold dust pizza tastes:):)

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  17. The cathedral is awesome and I’m a big fan of its red doors. I like the mail slot labeled “lettres” in the first old building.

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  18. I like the late-in-the-day look of these photos. Especially the last one, with the artificial light in the porch and sunlight at the back, looks gorgeous. Not to say that the others don’t. 🙂

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  19. SoyBend says:

    I loved the stained glass! Here’s a stained glass door from the early 1900s that is a little more “plain and simple” but artistic in its own way.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you and welcome. For future reference the links go in the link-up list. Just use the blue froggie button at the end of my post. This keeps all the links in one place so it’s easier for everyone to find all the week’s doors posts.
      By the way, I think my comment on your blog was caught by the spam filters. You may need to go to the comments section of your Admin dashboard and free me from spam prison 😉
      Cheers and thanks for playing this week 🙂

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  20. Carrie Rubin says:

    The stained glass is gorgeous, and I love the gold dome above that second red door. Very pretty.

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  21. Joanne Sisco says:

    Wow! Make that a double wow! Every single one of your photos is 100 times better than any I took!! Each of your photos has been enhanced by that golden late day sun.

    I’ve come to appreciate relatively plain doors on a stunning building. In this case, the doors work for me.
    … and a great photo of the wonderful wooden doors across the street from the cathedral.

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  22. marianallen says:

    You DID get some nice shots! The bonus doors might beat the featured ones, though. I love those details, especially the diamond pattern on the risers.

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  23. Dan Antion says:

    The cathedral is a beautiful structure, Norm, and you have some very nice pictures. I like the ones showing the tower windows – there must be some steep stairs in those towers. When you consider the work required to quarry, cut, move and build with stone, 80 foot tall towers is quite an accomplishment.

    The doors on the first house is the clear winner today. That was a good find. And the entrance to the second house is also pretty nice looking.. I like the diamond detail on the stair risers.

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  24. Ian Cross says:

    Good advice that, “doucement avec la porte” in the penultimate shot. I prefer these two doors to the Cathedral’s.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Ian. Yes, because of our long cold winters we Canadians are somewhat known for being door slammers. It comes from years of being conditioned as kids to “close the door properly, we’re not trying to heat the whole damn neighbourhood!” Hence the gentle reminder to go easy on the door 😀


  25. weejars says:

    Some stunners in the mix today 👍🏻😊

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