Thursday Doors – August 16, 2018

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button below. 

Picturesque Lunenburg is one of my favourite small towns to visit in the east coast Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Located about an hours’ drive south of Halifax, Lunenburg was a hub for both the fishing and the shipbuilding industries for well over 250 years. Because of its historical significance, in 1995 the entire town was named a UNSECO World Heritage site – the only entire town with this distinction in North America.

Lunenberg 4

I’ve done a number of previous posts from this gorgeous little seaside town on our last visit there in 2015.

Lunenburg harbour at dusk

Despite coming away with enough doors for at least four or five posts last time, this year I still managed to find  loads more lovely and interesting doors to capture and share.

Here are some of my favourites:

Nothing fancy but such serene colours

Something seems to be missing here

These are from one of several historic old churches in the town

Though obviously not a door photo

I had to include their unique cod-fish weather vane in this collection.

An old coal or ice chute door perhaps?

Classic red and green…and texture.

And my absolute favorite of this batch – yellow on dark grey

As always, I thank you 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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70 Responses to Thursday Doors – August 16, 2018

  1. Amy says:

    I love a classic coastal-looking town and that one sure seems to fit that part perfectly. That yellow against the gray is definitely a stunner!

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  2. Timelesslady says:

    Love the weather vane. I have a weekly Weather Vane Wednesday photo challenge. If you like link back to this post in the comments any time. I’ll include a link to your post in the following week. I see more and more weather vanes now that I am looking for them.

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  3. YAY!!! I love the ‘Burg!! It’s so fun to see the town through your eyes. Looking forward to more posts. 😉 (ps NO ONE uses their front doors in Lunenburg County haha!!)

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you. Looks like you just missed the noon Eastern deadline to get this onto our weekly link-up list. I’ll try to add it to next week’s list so you can hopefully get a few more views.
      Cheers 🙂

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  4. Aimer Boyz says:

    The yellow against the grey is an unusual choice, but it looks great.
    I’m also a fan of the first picture, the green door with the white windows either side is nice. With that planter on the doorstep though…looks like no one uses this door 🙂 🙂

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  5. amoralegria says:

    Welcome back, Norm! This is a great set of doors. I tend to like the rustic ones, but each one has its charms!

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  6. I like the grey door. And I like that church door. A high step to get into number 24. I normally don’t like yellow, but that does look good with the dark grey.

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  7. prior.. says:

    from plants, missing steps and double doorbells (at 216) the closing two images – red to the yellow – are my favs.
    tasty post, Norm

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  8. Wonderful doors with great character in a lovely seaside town! I think my favorite is the yellow one as well. =)

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  9. Rowena says:

    Thank you so much for introducing me to Lunenburg, Norm. I haven’t heard of it before, but might’ve seen it in a movie or similar. I also liked the yellow door and couldn’t help but wonder whether it inspired a product we have here in Australia called: “Little Fairy Doors”.
    While the yellow door was beautiful and very striking, no. 24 had a rustic charm which won me over.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Rowena. It you ever make it to eastern Canada, Lunenburg is one of the towns you’ll want to see.
      By the way, I think my comment on your blog post 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 again for playing along this week 🙂

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  10. Sherry Felix says:

    I’m a fan of peeling paint.

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  11. Jennie says:

    Welcome back, Norm. Yes, the bright yellow door is one of the best! Love the first photo of the charming town.

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  12. Leah says:

    The fresh, bright yellow door is certainly eye catching and lovely. I have to say that my eyes are really drawn to the doors with the peeling paint and the secret histories.

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  13. lindasschaub says:

    I definitely have to pay more attention to door after see these and Janis’ doors!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you and welcome!
      We meet here every Thursday through Saturday so please feel free to join in if you find any doors worth sharing.
      A word of warning though, once you start noticing doors, it can become rather addictive 😉

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I will join up and you will inspire me to walk with an eye to door going forward. I know I’ve really enjoyed Janis’ posts on Mexican door. I just passed her site to a fellow blogger who likes Mexico. I told Janis that I wrote a post awhile ago called “Wreathed in Smiles” and took pictures of some doors on a street in the city where in live. The bigger houses had some elaborate wreaths … this was my post, but I could certainly go back again.

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I looked on Shutterfly to see if I saved my photos I used for the collage back in December 2015 and I did not – I had too many pictures and the collage got too crowded so I eliminated most of the photos. But, I also take pictures of harvest decor on my walks and always Halloween decor. People decorate their doors for Halloween sometimes. Hmmm, I must stray from squirrels and go to doors. 🙂

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  14. Junieper says:

    Ah I would have a great time walking through this town – there’s a different atmosphere/ambiance here. Even though Gothic style is usually my preference, that yellow door really pops – stunning! Thanks for sharing Lunenburg with us

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thank you for the kind words. I have no doubt you would love it there. Artists are drawn to natural beauty and this area has so much of it. In fact there’s a thriving artistic community in the region.

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  15. Great collection of doors! The yellow one seems to be a crowd favorite but I really liked the one that was missing a step… or two. Fortunately, it looks like there’s enough stuff in front of it inside that no one will mistakenly walk out and find themselves airborne.

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  16. Lynn says:

    We stayed in Lunenburg when we visited the east coast a few years back. Such a beautiful area to explore!

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  17. Nice selection, Norm. The bright yellow door was my favorite too. Interesting that the entire town was designated a UNESCO site.

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  18. marianallen says:

    215 is my total favorite, even though it isn’t usable. Plus: arches and more arches! Lunenburg is just the gift that keeps on giving!

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  19. Lovely. Is no 24 a high door or a low window?

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  20. Lovely selection but the most striking thing in this post is that this is the only UNESCO World Heritage site town in North America. 😮 How can that be? I can see why you keep going back.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      It’s a place that just keeps calling me back.
      I think it’s pretty rare that an entire town gets listed by UNESCO. It normally requires the place to be quite ancient and we just don’t have much of that here.

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  21. dimlamp says:

    Ah Lunenburg, our oldest Lutheran church in Canada is located in Lunenburg, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Perhaps you have seen it. German Lutherans settled there in 1753. The first church edifice dates back to 1772. The present day church dates back to 1890 and was built in the High Victorian Gothic style.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I’m pretty sure we stopped in front of this one but for some reason I don’t think I have any pics of it. There was another old church in town that I took a bunch of pictures of. I’ll be featuring that one next week.
      Amazing that for such a small community they have at least three 18th century churches still going strong.

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  22. Colline says:

    Love the bright yellow door

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  23. slfinnell says:

    Those world heritage sites as such a treasure! Enjoyed this bunches 🙂

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  24. Jackie says:

    Our old house was #24,
    Been to Lunenburg, gorgeous place.

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  25. I like 24 and then that yellow one. I was wondering about the plant in front of the door, too, but Judy’s explanation makes sense. I can see why you enjoy visiting here so much.

    janet

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  26. weejars says:

    The yellow door 😍

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  27. Joanne Sisco says:

    The last one is the winner of the batch, but I like the red ‘floating’ door on the white house in badly need of a paint job. The off-kilter numbering is what caught my eye. It makes me want to rearrange the letters on my house right now 🙂

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  28. I’m sure glad you returned because Lunenburg has to be one of the most wonderful towns anyone shares. It is scenic, historic, and beautiful. I love all the doors and especially smiled at the gray house with the yellow door. My neighbor across the road has a white house with a bright yellow door. Happy Thursday, Norm. 🙂

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  29. Dan Antion says:

    I love the red door in need of a stair, and the Presbyterian church doors. I can see why this town is a favorite place, Norm. I’d love to spend some time walking through there.

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  30. Ally Bean says:

    That last yellow on gray house is stunning. But I’m more intrigued by the first door with the planter in front of it. Why?

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